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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

ldap_read -- Read an entry


resource ldap_read ( resource link_identifier, string base_dn, string filter [, array attributes [, int attrsonly [, int sizelimit [, int timelimit [, int deref]]]]] )

Returns a search result identifier or FALSE on error.

ldap_read() performs the search for a specified filter on the directory with the scope LDAP_SCOPE_BASE. So it is equivalent to reading an entry from the directory.

An empty filter is not allowed. If you want to retrieve absolutely all information for this entry, use a filter of "objectClass=*". If you know which entry types are used on the directory server, you might use an appropriate filter such as "objectClass=inetOrgPerson".

This call takes 5 optional parameters. See ldap_search() notes.

Note: These optional parameters were added in 4.0.2: attrsonly, sizelimit, timelimit, deref.

From 4.0.5 on it's also possible to do parallel searches. See ldap_search() for details.

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006