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Re: multi-value attribute search result

Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-06-24 at 15:54 +0200, Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
>> Piotr Wadas wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> using openldap 2.3.35.
>>> When I do a search for some attribute like "cn=foobar", and in set of 
>>> attributes which are to be returned per-entry is "cn" attribute, all its 
>>> values are returned.
>>> however, when I search with "cn=foo*", and entry has multiple
>>> "cn" values, like 
>>> "cn=foo",
>>> "cn=joe", 
>>> "cn=foobar", 
>>> "cn=foobarX", 
>>> "cn=bob", 
>>> "cn=nofoobar"
>>> - is it possible to have "cn" returned, but only these values,
>>> which actually matched the filter ?
>> Yes.  Use RFC 3876 control.  E.g.
>> $ ldapsearch -E mv="(cn=foo*)"
> Cool, only this is not mentioned in ldapsearch man page.

Please file an ITS for this.  Complaining in the last of a series of
emails on a partially related subject is really the best way for not
seeing it fixed ever.

> My story is like Piotr Wadas but I do have too many values for an
> attribute in different language versions, is it possible to only return
> values in the language version I specified?
> cn=Wong Penghui
> cn;lang-zh=Wang Penghui
> cn;lang-de=...
> Now search for cn=*Penghui and wish to only return result in certain
> language, is it possible?

I don't know, but I guess so.  Why don't you just try using a filter
like -E mv="(cn;lang-zh=Wang Penghui)" ?


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