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Net::LDAP::Search(3pm)User Contributed Perl DocumentatioNet::LDAP::Search(3pm)



NAME
       Net::LDAP::Search - Object returned by Net::LDAP search method

SYNOPSIS
        use Net::LDAP;

        $mesg = $ldap->search( @search_args );

        @entries = $mesg->entries;

DESCRIPTION
       A Net::LDAP::Search object is returned from the search method of a
       Net::LDAP object. It is a container object which holds the results of
       the search.

METHODS
       Net::LDAP::Search inherits from Net::LDAP::Message, and so supports all
       methods defined in Net::LDAP::Message.

       as_struct ( )
           Returns a reference to a HASH, where the keys are the DNs of the
           results and the values are HASH references. These second level
           HASHes hold the attributes such that the keys are the attribute
           names, in lowercase, and the values are references to an ARRAY
           holding the values.

           This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

       count ( )
           Returns the number of entries returned by the server.

           This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

       entry ( INDEX )
           Return the N'th entry, which will be a Net::LDAP::Entry object. If
           INDEX is greater than the total number of entries returned then
           "undef" will be returned.

           This method will block until the search request has returned enough
           entries.

       entries ( )
           Return an array of Net::LDAP::Entry objects that were returned from
           the server.

           This method will block until the whole search request has finished.

       pop_entry ( )
           Pop an entry from the internal list of Net::LDAP::Entry objects for
           this search. If there are no more entries then "undef" is returned.

           This call will block if the list is empty, until the server returns
           another entry.

       references ( )
           Return a list of references that the server returned. This will be
           a list of Net::LDAP::Reference objects.

       sorted ( )
           Return a list Net::LDAP::Entry objects, sorted by their DNs.

           The sorting is done on the client side using Perl's alphanumerical
           sort operator "cmp".

       sorted ( ATTR, ... )
           Return a list of Net::LDAP::Entry objects, sorted by the specified
           attributes. The attributes are compared in the order specified,
           each only being compared if all the prior attributes compare equal.

           The sorting is done on the client side using Perl's alphanumerical
           sort operator "cmp".

       shift_entry ( )
           Shift an entry from the internal list of Net::LDAP::Entry objects
           for this search. If there are no more entries then "undef" is
           returned.

           This call will block if the list is empty, until the server returns
           another entry.

SEE ALSO
       Net::LDAP, Net::LDAP::Message, Net::LDAP::Entry, Net::LDAP::Reference

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
       This document is based on a document originally written by Russell
       Fulton <r.fultonATauckland.nz>.

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) 1997-2004 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.



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