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Net::LDAP::Control::SoUserpContributed Perl DocumNet::LDAP::Control::Sort(3pm)



NAME
       Net::LDAP::Control::Sort - Server Side Sort (SSS) control object

SYNOPSIS
        use Net::LDAP::Control::Sort;
        use Net::LDAP::Constant qw(LDAP_CONTROL_SORTRESULT);

        $sort = Net::LDAP::Control::Sort->new(
          order => "cn -phone"
        );

        $mesg = $ldap->search( @args, control => [ $sort ]);

        ($resp) = $mesg->control( LDAP_CONTROL_SORTRESULT );

        print "Results are sorted\n" if $resp and !$resp->result;

DESCRIPTION
       "Net::LDAP::Control::Sort" is a sub-class of Net::LDAP::Control.  It
       provides a class for manipulating the LDAP Server Side Sort (SSS)
       request control 1.2.840.113556.1.4.473 as defined in RFC-2891

       If the server supports sorting, then the response from a search
       operation will include a sort result control. This control is handled
       by Net::LDAP::Control::SortResult.

CONSTRUCTOR ARGUMENTS
       order
           A string which defines how entries may be sorted. It consists of
           multiple directives, spearated by whitespace. Each directive
           describes how to sort entries using a single attribute. If two
           entries have identical attributes, then the next directive in the
           list is used.

           Each directive specifies a sorting order as follows

             -attributeType:orderingRule

           The leading "-" is optional, and if present indicates that the
           sorting order should be reversed. "attributeType" is the attribute
           name to sort by. "orderingRule" is optional and indicates the rule
           to use for the sort and should be valid for the given
           "attributeType".

           Any one attributeType should only appear once in the sorting list.

           Examples

             "cn"         sort by cn using the default ordering rule for the cn attribute
             "-cn"        sort by cn using the reverse of the default ordering rule
             "age cn"     sort by age first, then by cn using the default ordering rules
             "cn:1.2.3.4" sort by cn using the ordering rule defined as 1.2.3.4

METHODS
       As with Net::LDAP::Control each constructor argument described above is
       also available as a method on the object which will return the current
       value for the attribute if called without an argument, and set a new
       value for the attribute if called with an argument.

SEE ALSO
       Net::LDAP, Net::LDAP::Control::SortResult, Net::LDAP::Control,
       http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2891.txt

AUTHOR
       Graham Barr <gbarrATpobox.com>

       Please report any bugs, or post any suggestions, to the perl-ldap
       mailing list <perl-ldapATperl.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1999-2004 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program
       is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
       same terms as Perl itself.



perl v5.10.0                      2008-04-21     Net::LDAP::Control::Sort(3pm)