This section describes the features of the Search Result editor.


To sort the search results by attributes click the column header. The current sort attribute and direction is indicated by an arrow.

Quick Filter

If there are many search results it is difficult to find a specific one. The Quick Filter provides a client-side filter. To show/hide the Quick Filter toggle the button or press Ctrl-F . Enter (even parts of) a value into the input field, only matching search results keep displayed. When hiding the filter is removed.


The Locate DN in DIT action locates and opens the entry of a selected DN in the DIT.

The Open Search Result action locates and opens the selected search result.

Copy Table

The Copy Table action copies attributes as displayed in the table to the system clipboard.

By default the tabulator is used as attribute delimiter, a pipe is used as value delimiter and each attribute is wrapped by double-quotes. These settings are suitable to paste the copied data into Excel or OpenOffice, the settings could be changed in Text Formats preferences .


It is possible to add, edit or delete the displayed attributes of the search results in the Search Result editor.

To enter the edit mode using the default value editor select a cell and press Enter or F7 or double-click the cell. If the attribute is a simple string (like givenName or telephoneNumber) the value could be edited in-place, otherwise a specific value editor dialog is opened. To use a specific value editor choose one from Context Menu -> Edit Value With .

To finish editing press Enter or click to another cell or click the OK button in a value editor dialog. To cancel editing press ESC or click the Cancel button in a value editor dialog.

Multivalued Editor

In LDAP it is possible (and even normal) that an entry has multivalued attributes. To handle this in a spreadsheet-like editor a special editor is necessary:

  • In the cell a multivalued attribute is displayed as "X values: ..." to show the number of values and a preview

  • When entering edit mode the Multivalued Editor dialog is opened.

The Mulivalued Editor is similar to the Entry editor: you could add, edit and delete values. Of course it is limited to edit only the current attribute, not the whole entry.

When editing a multivalued attribute the Multivalued Editor is used as default value editor. When editing a singlevalued attribute you could select Context Menu -> Edit Value With -> Multivalued Editor .