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       slapo-valsort - Value Sorting overlay to slapd




       The  Value  Sorting  overlay  can  be  used  with a backend database to sort the values of
       specific multi-valued attributes  within  a  subtree.  The  sorting  occurs  whenever  the
       attributes are returned in a search response.

       Sorting  can  be  specified  in  ascending  or  descending  order, using either numeric or
       alphanumeric sort methods. Additionally, a "weighted" sort can be specified, which uses  a
       numeric  weight  prepended to the attribute values.  The weighted sort is always performed
       in ascending order, but may be combined with the other methods for values  that  all  have
       equal weights. The weight is specified by prepending an integer weight {<weight>} in front
       of each value of the attribute for which  weighted  sorting  is  desired.  This  weighting
       factor  is  stripped  off and not returned in search results unless the valsort control is
       specified (

       The valsort control requires a value consisting of a  Sequence  that  contains  a  boolean
       flag.  The  weighting  factor  is  only  returned  if  the boolean value is TRUE. In lber-
       encode(3) format, the required value must conform to "{b}" syntax.


       These slapd.conf options apply to the Value Sorting overlay.  They should appear after the
       overlay directive.

       valsort-attr <attribute> <baseDN> (<sort-method> | weighted [<sort-method>])
              Configure  a  sorting  method  for the specified attribute in the subtree rooted at
              baseDN.  The sort-method may be one of alpha-ascend, alpha-descend, numeric-ascend,
              or numeric-descend.  If the special weighted method is specified, a secondary sort-
              method may also be specified. It is an error to specify an alphanumeric sort-method
              for  an  attribute  with  Integer  or  NumericString  syntax, and it is an error to
              specify a numeric sort-method for an attribute with a syntax other than Integer  or


            database bdb
            suffix dc=example,dc=com
            overlay valsort
            valsort-attr member ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com alpha-ascend

       To  invoke  ldapsearch(1)  with  the  valsort  control,  the  control  value  must  be set
       appropriately.  The following octets represent the desired "{b}" encoding:

            0x30 0x03 0x01 0x01 0xff

       The control can be sent from the command-line using the base64 encoding of the value:

            ldapsearch -E


              default slapd configuration file


       slapd.conf(5), slapd-config(5).


       This module was written in 2005 by Howard Chu of Symas Corporation. The work was sponsored
       by Stanford University.