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From Jim Willeke <>
Subject Re: Custom objects
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:28:32 GMT
We often use a really simple idea for string objects.
Create a custom "keyList" object.
named by cn.
The cn then is the key.

We add the "l, localityname" as a may attribute.

So we now have a entry like:
dn: cn=CR,ou=jobcodes,ou=EmpTypeCodes,ou=ouofours,o=org
cn: CR
description: Entries are used for lookups by the By JobCode.
l: 0384
l: 1137

So we can easily do a search like:
# command line : ldapsearch -h -x .... -b
"ou=jobcodes,ou=EmpTypeCodes,ou=ouofours,o=org" -s sub -a always -z 1000
"(l=1137)" "cn"
where l is the value of the jobCode and it returns the cn value which is
the description.

This may not fit the specific conditions you need, but a lot can be done
with in the DIT structure by simple means.

Jim Willeke

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <>wrote:

> Le 10/23/12 1:55 PM, Merve Temizer a écrit :
>  I could define several object model by writing specs of its attributes
>> into
>> an ldif file and import them into schema.
>> Now i want to ask
>> Can i define object models like a map, which contains keys and their
>> values, but keys are not hard coded, modifiable like values.
>> Or is there an attribute type which can contain keys and values map in it?
>>  Three things :
> - Attributes can contain opaque values : as soon as your client know how
> to deserialize the data, you are good. Just be sure to use an OCTET_STRING
> syntax
> - If you want to be able to do fancy things like indexing, ordering, etc,
> you will need to extend the schema by adding an LdapSyntax, the needed
> MatchingRules, associated with the Comparator that will be used.
> - Or you can store a plain Java object using the java schema, which
> contains the javaSerializedData (OID: to store
> things like a Map.
> Hope it helps...
> --
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel Lécharny

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