Copy to new Window

The Copy to new Window context menu, provides the ability to copy the results from the current output pane in NetTools to a new separate detached window.  The new window provides the ability to sort and filter the view based on a number of selection criteria.

By right clicking on the column headers, the filter dialog box will be displayed.  This allows the entries in the column to be filtered based on a text filter or a contents selection.  You can select a text or context filter, or both.

filter

The Text Filter provides the following filter options:

      • Equals
      • Does not Equal
      • Begins With
      • Does not begin with
      • Ends with
      • Does not end with
      • Contains
      • Does not contain

The Column Filter section displays all the unique items in the column, using the check boxes you can select which items will be displayed. 

When a column filter is applied the heading of the column to appended with the text '- (filtered)'.  The Clear All button, will remove all the filters that have been applied. 

The filter function support up to a maximum of 200 columns, if the output field contains more than 200 columns, a warning message is displayed and filtering option is disabled.

 

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.

LDAP Search – Dynamic and Sort Attributes Options

These two options control how NetTools will display attributes in the LDAP Search option. 

Dynamic Attributes
By default the Dynamic Attributes option is selected, with this option selected, when the LDAP Search query is run, NetTools will query the Schema for a set of known attribute type and assign the corresponding Decode Type to the attribute.  When the attribute is displayed, the decode type will be used to display the contents of the attribute.

Sort Attribute
This option is also enabled by default and causes the schema to queried to retrieve the details of the selected output attributes, the results are then assigned to the table view sort function, so the attributes are sorted correctly associated to the attribute type, i.e. number, text, date, IP address, etc.  If this option is turn off, all data will be sorted based on the default alpha sort function.  

Both of these options cause additional data to be requested from the server, this can impact the time taken to display the results, especially if the target server is on the other end of a slow link.  Turning these options off is a balancing between function and speed.