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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DIRSTUDIO-801) Allow sorting of LDIF files when Exporting and/or Importing
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 22:12:41 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSTUDIO-801:

I think you have no idea of the implication of such a feature, client side. The fact that
it's "requested" since 2009 is irrelevant. There is nothing in LDAP specification that requires
the data to be sorted in any way. Add that ordering DNs is all but obvious, and sometime impossible.

Yes, it would be cool to have such a feature, but, no, it's not easy to implement, and it's
not easy to use either.

There already exists some control that ask the server to order the returned entries on the
server, not all servers support them.
> Allow sorting of LDIF files when Exporting and/or Importing
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSTUDIO-801
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory Studio
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: studio-ldapbrowser
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-M3
>            Reporter: Jim Willeke
>            Priority: Minor
> When exporting to LDIF the entries may or may not be in the proper order for importing.
> A nice feature would be to sort the entries in a "parent-first" fashion so when importing
the Parents would always be in the file before any of the children.
> This could be done on an export or perhaps an import also.

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