LDIF Import wizard

This wizard imports LDIF files into the directory. It supports LDIF content files as well as LDIF modification files.

To start the wizard choose one of the following options:


When importing LDIF files the import operations could be logged. Every imported record is completely written into logfile and the result (OK or ERROR) is prepended to every log record as LDIF comment.

Example log of a sucessfully imported record:
#!CONNECTION ldap://localhost:389
#!DATE 2006-11-03T14:12:21.050
dn: cn=John Fowler,ou=Testdata,o=JNDITutorial

Example errol log:
#!CONNECTION ldap://localhost:389
#!DATE 2006-11-03T14:12:21.050
#!ERROR [LDAP: error code 21 - telephoneNumber: value #0 invalid per syntax]
dn: cn=John Fowler,ou=Testdata,o=JNDITutorial

The wizard

LDIF file The LDIF file to import. Type in the full path or Browse... to select the path on the file system. The drop-down list provides a history of recently used files. empty
Import into The connection into which the LDIF should be imported. Use the Browse... button to select a connection. The connection that was selected when the wizard has been started.
Enable logging When checked every imported LDIF record is logged into a logfile. on
Use default logfile By default the extension ".log" is appended the import filename. on
Use custom logfile When checked you could specify a custom logfile. off
Overwrite existing logfile If the default or custom logfile already exist, you must permit to overwrite the logfile. off
Update existing entries This options applies for LDIF content records and LDIF add records. If enabled and the entry to add already exists it will be updated with the attributes defined in the LDIF record. In detail a replace operation for each attribute is performed. Attributes of the existing entry that are not defined in the LDIF record remain without modification. off
Continue on error If checked the import process continues if an error occurs while importing a record. If not checked the import process interrupts. off