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The Quick Search tool allows searching for specific words or text in LDAP attributes. Considering the fact that multiple attributes may pertain to the same informational categories, these can be joined together to form groups in order to facilitate selecting appropriate sets of attributes and to improve on the feature's usability.
LDAP Administrator offers a selection of predefined attribute groups. They are:
Names: Attributes containing names of people, organizations, groups of objects, etc. Search request examples: John*, MyCompany.
Descriptions: Attributes containing descriptions of such entities as organizations, locations, accounts and others. Search request examples: *Administrative Accounts, People to manage accounting*.
Tel/Fax/Pager Numbers: Attributes containing numbers of phones/pagers/faxes and other communicational devices. Search request examples: *555*287, +1 408 555 1234.
Addresses: Attributes containing postal, e-mail and any other types of addresses. Search request examples: firstname.lastname@example.org, *Green Valley*.
Business Details: Attributes containing business details like employee types, business categories, titles of people in their organizations, etc. Search request examples: *Directory Dept, *Auxiliary Services*.
You can add, edit and remove existing groups via the Attribute Groups Manager.
To launch the Attribute Groups Manager:
Click Quick Search Bar on the Entry toolbar to display the bar.
Click the arrow on the Search in box and then click Manage Groups.
Adding and editing groups. To edit an existing attribute group, select it in the Groups list and then click the Edit button. To add a new group, just click the Add button. This will display the Attribute Groups Editor. Using the editor, you can change attribute names, as well as add or delete attributes from the group being edited. To add a new attribute, select it in the Available attributes list and press the >> button. To remove an attribute from the group, select it in the Selected attributes list and press the << button.
Removing groups. In case some attribute group has become redundant, you can delete it by clicking the Remove button on the selected group.
Reordering groups. The Attribute Groups Manager also lets you reorder groups by selecting one from the list and then clicking either the Move Up or the Move Down buttons. It's recommended you move your frequently used groups up the list in order to reduce time needed to access them via the Quick Search Bar.
Discarding all changes. Use the Reset button in the Attribute Groups Manager to discard all your changes leaving just the default groups provided by LDAP Administrator.