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

Creating Entries

This section demonstrates how to create an entry in the directory. Create a new entry by allocating space, and creating a completely new entry. Alternatively, create a new entry by duplicating an existing entry and modifying its values.

Creating New Entries

Create a completely new entry by using slapi_entry_alloc() to allocate the memory that is required, as shown in the following example.

Example 5–1 Creating a New Entry (entries.c)

#include "slapi-plugin.h"

    Slapi_Entry * entry = NULL;        /* Entry to hold LDIF      */

    /* Allocate the Slapi_Entry structure.                        */
    entry = slapi_entry_alloc();

    /* Add code that fills the Slapi_Entry structure.             */

    /* Add code that uses the Slapi_Entry structure.              */

    /* Release memory allocated for the entry.                    */

    return (0);

Creating Copies of Entries

Create a copy of an entry with slapi_entry_dup().