LDAP_FIRST_ENTRY(3)       Library Functions Manual       LDAP_FIRST_ENTRY(3)

NAME         top

       ldap_first_entry,  ldap_next_entry,  ldap_count_entries - LDAP result
       entry parsing and counting routines

LIBRARY         top

       OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <ldap.h>

       int ldap_count_entries( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_first_entry( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_next_entry( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry )

DESCRIPTION         top

       These routines are used to parse results received from ldap_result(3)
       or the synchronous LDAP search operation routines ldap_search_s(3)
       and ldap_search_st(3).

       The ldap_first_entry() routine is used to retrieve the first entry in
       a chain of search results.  It takes the result as returned by a call
       to ldap_result(3) or ldap_search_s(3) or ldap_search_st(3) and
       returns a pointer to the first entry in the result.

       This pointer should be supplied on a subsequent call to
       ldap_next_entry() to get the next entry, the result of which should
       be supplied to the next call to ldap_next_entry(), etc.
       ldap_next_entry() will return NULL when there are no more entries.
       The entries returned from these calls are used in calls to the
       routines described in ldap_get_dn(3), ldap_first_attribute(3),
       ldap_get_values(3), etc.

       A count of the number of entries in the search result can be obtained
       by calling ldap_count_entries().

ERRORS         top

       If an error occurs in ldap_first_entry() or ldap_next_entry(), NULL
       is returned and the ld_errno field in the ld parameter is set to
       indicate the error.  If an error occurs in ldap_count_entries(), -1
       is returned, and ld_errno is set appropriately.  See ldap_error(3)
       for a description of possible error codes.

SEE ALSO         top

       ldap(3), ldap_result(3), ldap_search(3), ldap_first_attribute(3),
       ldap_get_values(3), ldap_get_dn(3)


       OpenLDAP Software is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the
       University of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

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