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After you have connected to an LDAP server, you can start browsing the directory information tree (DIT) just as you do with folders on your file system.
Auto-Fetch Mode. This mode is preset by default. Using this mode, sub-nodes of a tree element are fetched as soon as you select the element in the tree. Due to the fact that some entries may contain large amounts of sub-entries, this mode may prove unsuitable.
Manual Mode. Use this mode if you do not want to fetch all sub-nodes of an element upon its selection. With this mode enabled, the application is going to fetch just the items belonging to the selected element. In order to expand sub-nodes of an element, click the button next to it. The Manual mode is recommended in cases when your directory has containers consisting of large numbers of entries, because you can view the container's attributes right upon selection without having to fetch its sub-entries.
To set a preferred mode:
Launch the Application Options dialog by clicking Options on the Tools menu.
Select the User Interface page.
Check or uncheck the Fetch sub-nodes upon context change box. The checked box means that the Auto-Fetch Mode is enabled, otherwise the Manual Mode is on.
Some LDAP directories may consist of large amounts of entries on multiple levels, which can make your browsing process rather time-consuming. LDAP Administrator recommends the following features to help you solve the problem. They are:
The tree elements that you have seen displayed while browsing get saved in the navigation history. So, assisted by the (Previous/Next) navigation buttons of the Navigation toolbar, you can move consecutively forward or backward from one element you've just seen to another. Another way to revisit an element is by using arrows on the Back and Forward buttons.
Expanding entries that have large amounts of sub-entries can take rather long periods of time. LDAP Administrator makes sure you can stop a lengthy operation currently performed by any of the tree elements. A tree element in the middle of an operation gets marked with the icon. To stop an operation, select an element and click on the Standard toolbar.