Dynamic & Sort Attributes Options

The Dynamic and Sort Attributes options controls how attributes are decoded and sorted in the LDAP Search table view. 

When the Dynamic Attributes option is selected, before the user query is run, NetTools will query the Schema for all attributes that have the following attributes:

  • Any attributes that have Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.12 (Sec-Desc) and will set the decode type to DYN_DECODE_SD for these attributes
  • Any attributes that have an Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.17 (SID) and will set the decode type to DYN_DECODE_SID for these attributes¬†
  • Any attributes that have an Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.11 (Generalized Date) and will set the decode type to DYN_DECODE_GTFTIME for these attributes
  • Any attributes that have an Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.10 (Octet) and a fixed length of 16 and the name contains GUID and will set the decode type to DYN_DECODE_GUID for these attributes

If the Sort Attributes option is also enabled the following additional decode type will be set, this is to support the correct sorting of attribute data in the table view.

  • Any attributes that have Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.16 (Large-integer) will be set to a decode type of DYN_DECODE_LARGEINT
  • Any attributes that have Attribute Syntax of 2.5.5.9 (Integer) will be set to a decode type of DYN_DECODE_INT

Attributes are have their DecodeType set by this process are shown in the Define Decode dialog with a type as Dynamic.

With both options selected is does result in more data being downloaded from the server, if the server is at the end of a slow link, deselecting these options will increase the speed, but at the cost of functionality.

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