ldap_count_values(3) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

ldap_get_values, ldap_get_values_len, ldap_count_values - LDAP attribute value handling routines  

LIBRARY

OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)  

SYNOPSIS

#include <ldap.h>


char **ldap_get_values(ld, entry, attr)
LDAP *ld;
LDAPMessage *entry;
char *attr

struct berval **ldap_get_values_len(ld, entry, attr)
LDAP *ld;
LDAPMessage *entry;
char *attr

ldap_count_values(vals)
char **vals;

ldap_count_values_len(vals)
struct berval **vals;

ldap_value_free(vals)
char **vals;

ldap_value_free_len(vals)
struct berval **vals;
 

DESCRIPTION

These routines are used to retrieve and manipulate attribute values from an LDAP entry as returned by ldap_first_entry(3) or ldap_next_entry(3). ldap_get_values() takes the entry and the attribute attr whose values are desired and returns a NULL-terminated array of the attribute's values. attr may be an attribute type as returned from ldap_first_attribute(3) or ldap_next_attribute(3), or if the attribute type is known it can simply be given.

The number of values in the array can be counted by calling ldap_count_values(). The array of values returned can be freed by calling ldap_value_free().

If the attribute values are binary in nature, and thus not suitable to be returned as an array of char *'s, the ldap_get_values_len() routine can be used instead. It takes the same parameters as ldap_get_values(), but returns a NULL-terminated array of pointers to berval structures, each containing the length of and a pointer to a value.

The number of values in the array can be counted by calling ldap_count_values_len(). The array of values returned can be freed by calling ldap_value_free_len().  

ERRORS

If an error occurs in ldap_get_values() or ldap_get_values_len(), NULL is returned and the ld_errno field in the ld parameter is set to indicate the error. See ldap_error(3) for a description of possible error codes.  

NOTES

These routines dynamically allocate memory which the caller must free using the supplied routines.  

SEE ALSO

ldap(3), ldap_first_entry(3), ldap_first_attribute(3), ldap_error(3)  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

OpenLDAP is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project (http://www.openldap.org/). OpenLDAP is derived from University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.