Table Entry Editor Overview

This section describes general aspects of the Table Entry editor.

Example screenshot


The Entry editor has a two-column layout. The left column contains the attribute descriptions (names), the right column contains the attribute values. Each line represents a name-value pair.

The Entry editor has its own toolbar. The left part displays the distinguished name of the current entry. The right part contains the toolbar icons and menu.

Colors and Fonts

To distinguish the different attribute classes the Entry editor uses different fonts. By default the following colors and fonts are used:

Attribute classDefault fontDefault colorExample
objectClass attributebold and italicblack
Must attributesboldblack
May attributesnormalblack
Operational attributesitalicblack

These colors and fonts could be changed in the Colors and Fonts preferences .


The toolbar contains the following items:

New Value Adds a new value to the selected attribute and starts the edit mode. Ctrl-+
New Attribute... Opens the New Attribute wizard . When finishing the wizard a new attribute is created and the edit mode is started to enter a value. Shift-Ctrl-+
DeleteDeletes the selected values. Delete
Delete Attributes Deletes all values of the selected attributes. Applicable to multi-valued attributes, if you want to delete the complete attribute just select one value use this action.  
Reload Attributes Reloads the attributes of the current entry. F5
Expand All Expands all folded attributes.  
Collapse All Collapses all folded attributes.  
Show Quick Filter Shows/Hides the Quick Filter . Ctrl-F

Drop Down Menu

The drop down menu contains the following items:

  • Sorting...: Opens the Sort Dialog to set default sorting.

  • Show Operational Attributes: If checked the operational attributes (e.g. createTimestamp and modifyTimestamp) are displayed.

  • Show Decorated Values: If checked decorated values are displayed, this means some additional information is displayed:

    • Images: Image format, width, height, and size.
    • Binary data: Data size.
    • Passwords: Used hash method.
    • Timestamps: Locale dependent date and time format.
    If unchecked the raw values (as stored in directory) are displayed.

  • Save Automatically: If checked, each modifcation (add attribute, edit value, delete attribute) is saved automatically and a modify request is sent to the server. If unchecked the editor becomes dirty (an asterisk '*' appears in the editor tab) if the entry is modified. Multiple modifications could be applied to the entry. The editor must be saved explicitely using Ctrl+S.

  • Preferences...: Opens the Entry editor preferences dialog.