Data Hub Basic

4 Accessing Data Hub Basic

To access Data Hub Basic, add the Data Hub block to the site. Go to the Site Administration block > Modules > Blocks > Data Hub and make sure the "Use DH Basic" setting is selected at the bottom of the page.

Data Hub block

Select the Data Hub page link to open DH Basic and display the General tab as shown in the next image.

The User, Course, and Enrollment tabs and files are explained on the following pages. Please review those pages before getting started with the 'import all' or 'export now' functions on the General tab. You will need to understand how to setup the different file types before successfully importing files.

IP Basic general tab


Import All


The 'Import all' button will import and process all three file types in the order they are displayed on the General tab - user, course, and then enrollments. For example, by importing all three file types at once you can:
  1. add users to the site,
  2. create courses, and
  3. enroll the users in the courses.
The documentation on the following pages demonstrates how to setup the import files.

Import files can be set to run automatically as frequently as every 5 minutes. Go to the Site Administration block > Modules > Blocks > Data Hub > Import period to edit these settings.

Import period settings

Note: When using the Import All button do not upload empty files to be processed, this will cause the subsequent files to be deleted without processing and won't produce an error message. To avoid this don't include empty files in the import folder. When Import All is selected Data Hub will check for all three file types, if only one file is present then DH will process one file. This issue will be fixed in the Data Hub re-write, due to be released with ELIS 1.9.3.


Export Now


The 'Export now' button exports user data for courses in a CSV format. Export files can be set to run automatically as frequently as every 5 minutes. Go to the Site Administration block > Modules > Blocks > Data Hub > Export period to edit these settings.

Export period settings

All the CSV export files are stored in the Export file location, the file location is shown on the Data Hub block configuration screen.