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Re: schema newbie question
Thanks a lot.
David Smith wrote:
What is the best 'SYNTAX' for an attributetype for store a positive
integer value between 1 and 65535?
What is the best 'SYNTAX' for an attributetype for store a string?
Take your pick from Table 8.3 found here:
For your integer attribute, I would recommend (drumroll...) an
The choice for your string is a little more difficult. Do you plan to
use more than the ASCII character set? Will your strings be less than
32,768 characters in length? If so, use 'directoryString'
(22.214.171.124.4.1.14126.96.36.199.15), otherwise you may be satisfied with
the ASCII-only 'IA5String' (188.8.131.52.4.1.14184.108.40.206.26).
The best way to determine which syntax to use is to look at the schema
files provided with OpenLDAP and copy-cat those attributes whose
purpose resembles your own.
LDAP schema specification is generally not quite as particular as it
is for most relational DBMSs (judging from your question, it seems
that is your background). For example, in MySQL, you would be very
careful to distinguish between a 'varchar(10)' and a 'text' field.
OpenLDAP is quite differnet. In fact, I don't really know why I
bothered comparing the two: it's like apples to oranges. Oh well. Take
it for what it's worth. :-)