Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

Overriding Real Attribute Values

You might create a pointer CoS definition entry that contains an override qualifier as follows:

dn: cn=pointerCoS,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: top
objectclass: LDAPsubentry
objectclass: cosSuperDefinition
objectclass: cosPointerDefinition
cosTemplateDn: cn=exampleUS,cn=data
cosAttribute: postalCode override

This pointer CoS definition entry indicates that the entry is associated with the template entry cn=exampleUS,cn=data that generates the value of the postalCode attribute. The override qualifier indicates that this value takes precedence over the value of the postalCode attribute if the attribute exists in a target entry.

Note –

If the CoS attribute is defined with the operational or override qualifiers, you cannot perform write operations on the “real” value of that attribute in any entry in the CoS scope.