I am creating a competition website. For the competition I am creating a custom module.
The module has a cp backend where I want to be able to add some details about the competition. For example, opening date and closing date.
I will need the data saved to be accessible via templates to use in conditionals etc. I can do this by creating a function within the module to query and then output this I think.
My question is, should I save this kind of information in the settings column of the exp_modules table, or should this be saved in a custom table for the module itself? I will only need one value for each field, so I feel as if a separate table may be overkill, but I am also unsure if its easy enough to get the settings from the exp_module table.