Calculation Fields in Participants Database provide a way to generate field values based on data in the record. A prime example is the “age” field, which shows a person’s age based on their birth date and calculated against the current date. Another example would be a field that shows an average value from a list… (read)
Each log defined in the Participant Log add-on has what’s known as a “summary” that is a number that is used to present an important value drawn from a record’s log entries. This value is calculated and saved to the record so that it can be used in other ways, such as filtering or sorting… (read)
It sometimes happens that a search performed on your database doesn’t give the expected results. This can happen with the search functionality that is built-in to Participants Database or when using the Combo Multisearch add-on. Both of these search functions have basic configuration settings that should be properly set in order to get the results… (read)
I got this question from a user recently, I thought it would make a good example for other users too. The technique I will outline here is pretty simple, and doesn’t require any coding skills. The scenario is this: you want to give your users a way to post a URL to their record, but… (read)
Participants Database has a built-in debugging log that can be helpful in understanding issues you may be having with the plugin. The log is designed to keep a record of key operations that the plugin performs and log any errors that happen along the way. Enabling the Log In the Participants Database settings, under the… (read)
If you want to start with a clean slate on Participants Database, you need to reset the main database table. One way to do this is to use phpMyAdmin, an application for managing databases. This application is usually available in your hosting control panel: Open the application, select your WordPress database, then select the Participants… (read)
People sometimes ask if it is possible to use their own record ID for identifying Participants Database records. For example, the plugin is used to hold a customer database, and each customer has a unique customer ID. If you want to use this customer ID to identify records, you will need to make some modifications… (read)
Participants Database is a complex plugin to begin with, adding one or more add-ons advances the complexity even more, so the potential for functionality problems and even bugs is pretty high. This post will help you solve those problems.