Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Developer's Guide


Joins the two specified filters using one of the following filter types: LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, or LDAP_FILTER_NOT . When specifying the filter type LDAP_FILTER_NOT, the second filter should be NULL.


#include "slapi-plugin.h"
Slapi_Filter *slapi_filter_join( int ftype, Slapi_Filter *f1,
    Slapi_Filter *f2 );


This function takes the following parameters:


Type of composite filter you want to create.


First filter that you want to join.


Second filter that you want to join. If ftype is LDAP_FILTER_NOT, specify NULL for this argument.


This function returns the new filter constructed from the other two filters.


Filters of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR , and LDAP_FILTER_NOT generally consist of one or more other filters. For example:


Each of these examples contain one or more LDAP_FILTER_EQUALITY filters.

Call the slapi_filter_join() function to create a new filter of the type LDAP_FILTER_AND, LDAP_FILTER_OR, or LDAP_FILTER_NOT.

Memory Concerns

The f1 and f2 filters are not copied, nor freed, during the join process, but the resulting filter will have references pointing to these two filters.