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 Net::LDAP::Search -- Object returned by Net::LDAP search method


NAME

Net::LDAP::Search -- Object returned by Net::LDAP search method


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSIS

  use Net::LDAP;

  $mesg = $ldap->search( @search_args );

  @entries = $mesg->entries;


DESCRIPTION

A Net::LDAP::Search object is returned from the search method of a the Net::LDAP manpage object. It is a container object which holds the results of the search.


METHODS

Net::LDAP::Search inherits from the Net::LDAP::Message manpage, and so supports all methods defined in the Net::LDAP::Message manpage.

as_struct
Returns a reference to a HASH, where the keys are the DN's of the results and the values are HASH references. These second level HASH's hold the attributes such that the keys are the attribute names, in lowercase, and the values are references to and ARRAY holding the values.

This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

count
Returns the number of entries returned by the server.

This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

entry ( INDEX )
Return the N'th entry, which will be a the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage object. If INDEX is greater than the total number of entries returned then undef will be returned.

This method will block until the search request has returned enough entries.

entries
Return an array of the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage objects hat were returned from the server.

This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

pop_entry
Pop an entry from the internal list of the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage objects for this search. If there are not more entries then undef is returned.

This call will block, if the list is empty, until the server returns another entry.

references
Return a list of references that the server returned. This will be a list of the Net::LDAP::Reference manpage objects.

sorted ( [ ATTR ] )
Return a list of the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage objects, sorted by ATTR. If ATTR is not given then the entries will be sorted by their DN.

shift_entry
Shift an entry from the internal list of the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage objects for this search. If there are not more entries then undef is returned.

This call will block, if the list is empty, until the server returns another entry.


SEE ALSO

the Net::LDAP manpage, the Net::LDAP::Message manpage, the Net::LDAP::Entry manpage, the Net::LDAP::Reference manpage


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This document is based on a document originally written by Russell Fulton <r.fulton@auckland.ac.nz>.


AUTHOR

Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>

Please report any bugs, or post any suggestions, to the perl-ldap mailing list <perl-ldap@mail.med.cornell.edu>.


COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

 Net::LDAP::Search -- Object returned by Net::LDAP search method