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


A directory entry can be described by a string in LDIF format.

Calling the slapi_str2entry() function converts a string description in this format to a Slapi_Entry structure, which you can pass to other API functions.

Note –

This function modifies the string argument s. If you must use the string value again, make a copy of this string before calling slapi_str2entry().

If an error occurred during the conversion process, the function returns NULL instead of the entry.

When you are finished working with the entry, you should call the slapi_entry_free() function.

To convert an entry to a string description, call the slapi_entry2str() function.