LDAP_FIRST_ENTRY(3LDAP) LDAP Library Functions LDAP_FIRST_ENTRY(3LDAP)


NAME


ldap_first_entry, ldap_next_entry, ldap_count_entries,
ldap_count_references, ldap_first_reference, ldap_next_reference - LDAP
entry parsing and counting functions

SYNOPSIS


cc[ flag... ] file... -lldap[ library... ]
#include <lber.h>
#include <ldap.h>

LDAPMessage *ldap_first_entry(LDAP*ld, LDAPMessage *result);


LDAPMessage *ldap_next_entry(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry);


ldap_count_entries(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result);


LDAPMessage *ldap_first_reference(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *res);


LDAPMessage *ldap_next_reference(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *res);


int ldap_count_references(LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *res);


DESCRIPTION


These functions are used to parse results received from
ldap_result(3LDAP) or the synchronous LDAP search operation functions
ldap_search_s(3LDAP) and ldap_search_st(3LDAP).


The ldap_first_entry() function is used to retrieve the first entry in a
chain of search results. It takes the result as returned by a call to
ldap_result(3LDAP) or ldap_search_s(3LDAP) or ldap_search_st(3LDAP) and
returns a pointer to the first entry in the result.


This pointer should be supplied on a subsequent call to ldap_next_entry()
to get the next entry, the result of which should be supplied to the next
call to ldap_next_entry(), etc. ldap_next_entry() will return NULL when
there are no more entries. The entries returned from these calls are
used in calls to the functions described in ldap_get_dn(3LDAP),
ldap_first_attribute(3LDAP), ldap_get_values(3LDAP), etc.


A count of the number of entries in the search result can be obtained by
calling ldap_count_entries().


ldap_first_reference() and ldap_next_reference() are used to step
through and retrieve the list of continuation references from a search
result chain.


The ldap_count_references() function is used to count the number of
references that are contained in and remain in a search result chain.

ERRORS


If an error occurs in ldap_first_entry() or ldap_next_entry(), NULL is
returned and the ld_errno field in the ld parameter is set to indicate
the error. If an error occurs in ldap_count_entries(), -1 is returned,
and ld_errno is set appropriately. See ldap_error(3LDAP) for a
description of possible error codes.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Interface Stability | Evolving |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


ldap(3LDAP), ldap_result(3LDAP), ldap_search(3LDAP),
ldap_first_attribute(3LDAP), ldap_get_values(3LDAP), ldap_get_dn(3LDAP),
attributes(5)


January 27, 2002 LDAP_FIRST_ENTRY(3LDAP)