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Re: Migration from Netscape LDAP to Openldap

Daniel Cheah wrote:

> Hello Michael,
> Wednesday, June 27, 2001, 5:23:49 PM, you wrote:
> MS> Daniel Cheah wrote:
> >>
> >> 1.) My problem is that Netscape LDAP allows empty value for attibutes, BUT
> >> OPENLDAP do not allow this. How do I overcome this?
> MS> Why do you want this?
> MS> Ciao, Michael.
> This is because this openldap is for a Portal. So some of the
> information is not a MUST. So the attribute is there but without any
> value in it. Netscape export to a ldif file also exported the
> attribute without value. But when I import it to Openldap, it will
> failed. (unless I manually insert a dummy value to all the records,
> 200,000 records????) I don't think that is a good idea to edit those
> 200,000 records.

If the attribute is not REQUIRED by any of the objectclasses
you're using, you should simply strip it out of any entry when
it is null; depending on how it shows up in your ldif file, you can
process it easily with, e.g., awk, or a perl script or so.
I guess you're going to do this migration all at once and one-shot,


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