Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.naming.ldap
Class SortControl

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.naming.ldap.BasicControl
      extended by javax.naming.ldap.SortControl
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Control

public final class SortControl
extends BasicControl

Requests that the results of a search operation be sorted by the LDAP server before being returned. The sort criteria are specified using an ordered list of one or more sort keys, with associated sort parameters. Search results are sorted at the LDAP server according to the parameters supplied in the sort control and then returned to the requestor. If sorting is not supported at the server (and the sort control is marked as critical) then the search operation is not performed and an error is returned.

The following code sample shows how the class may be used:


     // Open an LDAP association
     LdapContext ctx = new InitialLdapContext();

     // Activate sorting
     String sortKey = "cn";
     ctx.setRequestControls(new Control[]{ 
         new SortControl(sortKey, Control.CRITICAL) });

     // Perform a search
     NamingEnumeration results =
         ctx.search("", "(objectclass=*)", new SearchControls());

     // Iterate over search results
     while (results != null && results.hasMore()) {
         // Display an entry
         SearchResult entry = (SearchResult)results.next();
         System.out.println(entry.getName());
         System.out.println(entry.getAttributes());

         // Handle the entry's response controls (if any)
         if (entry instanceof HasControls) {
             // ((HasControls)entry).getControls();
         }
     }
     // Examine the sort control response 
     Control[] controls = ctx.getResponseControls();
     if (controls != null) {
         for (int i = 0; i < controls.length; i++) {
             if (controls[i] instanceof SortResponseControl) {
                 SortResponseControl src = (SortResponseControl)controls[i];
                 if (! src.isSorted()) {
                     throw src.getException();
                 }
             } else {
                 // Handle other response controls (if any)
             }
         }
     }

     // Close the LDAP association
     ctx.close();
     ...

 

This class implements the LDAPv3 Request Control for server-side sorting as defined in RFC 2891. The control's value has the following ASN.1 definition:


     SortKeyList ::= SEQUENCE OF SEQUENCE {
         attributeType     AttributeDescription,
         orderingRule  [0] MatchingRuleId OPTIONAL,
         reverseOrder  [1] BOOLEAN DEFAULT FALSE }

 

Since:
1.5
See Also:
SortKey, SortResponseControl, Serialized Form

Field Summary
static String OID
          The server-side sort control's assigned object identifier is 1.2.840.113556.1.4.473.
 
Fields inherited from class javax.naming.ldap.BasicControl
criticality, id, value
 
Fields inherited from interface javax.naming.ldap.Control
CRITICAL, NONCRITICAL
 
Constructor Summary
SortControl(SortKey[] sortBy, boolean criticality)
          Constructs a control to sort on a list of sort keys.
SortControl(String[] sortBy, boolean criticality)
          Constructs a control to sort on a list of attributes in ascending order.
SortControl(String sortBy, boolean criticality)
          Constructs a control to sort on a single attribute in ascending order.
 
Method Summary
 
Methods inherited from class javax.naming.ldap.BasicControl
getEncodedValue, getID, isCritical
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

OID

public static final String OID
The server-side sort control's assigned object identifier is 1.2.840.113556.1.4.473.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

SortControl

public SortControl(String sortBy,
                   boolean criticality)
            throws IOException
Constructs a control to sort on a single attribute in ascending order. Sorting will be performed using the ordering matching rule defined for use with the specified attribute.

Parameters:
sortBy - An attribute ID to sort by.
criticality - If true then the server must honor the control and return the search results sorted as requested or refuse to perform the search. If false, then the server need not honor the control.
Throws:
IOException - If an error was encountered while encoding the supplied arguments into a control.

SortControl

public SortControl(String[] sortBy,
                   boolean criticality)
            throws IOException
Constructs a control to sort on a list of attributes in ascending order. Sorting will be performed using the ordering matching rule defined for use with each of the specified attributes.

Parameters:
sortBy - A non-null list of attribute IDs to sort by. The list is in order of highest to lowest sort key precedence.
criticality - If true then the server must honor the control and return the search results sorted as requested or refuse to perform the search. If false, then the server need not honor the control.
Throws:
IOException - If an error was encountered while encoding the supplied arguments into a control.

SortControl

public SortControl(SortKey[] sortBy,
                   boolean criticality)
            throws IOException
Constructs a control to sort on a list of sort keys. Each sort key specifies the sort order and ordering matching rule to use.

Parameters:
sortBy - A non-null list of keys to sort by. The list is in order of highest to lowest sort key precedence.
criticality - If true then the server must honor the control and return the search results sorted as requested or refuse to perform the search. If false, then the server need not honor the control.
Throws:
IOException - If an error was encountered while encoding the supplied arguments into a control.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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