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LDAP_MODIFY(3)		   Library Functions Manual		LDAP_MODIFY(3)

       ldap_modify_ext,	ldap_modify_ext_s - Perform an LDAP modify operation

       OpenLDAP	LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

       #include	<ldap.h>

       int ldap_modify_ext(
	      LDAP *ld,
	      char *dn,
	      LDAPMod *mods[],
	      LDAPControl **sctrls,
	      LDAPControl **cctrls,
	      int *msgidp );

       int ldap_modify_ext_s(
	      LDAP *ld,
	      char *dn,
	      LDAPMod *mods[],
	      LDAPControl **sctrls,
	      LDAPControl **cctrls );

       void ldap_mods_free(
	      LDAPMod **mods,
	      int freemods );

       The routine ldap_modify_ext_s() is used to perform an LDAP modify oper-
       ation.  dn is the DN of the entry to modify, and	mods is	a  null-termi-
       nated array of modifications to make to the entry.  Each	element	of the
       mods array is a pointer to an LDAPMod structure,	which is  defined  be-

	    typedef struct ldapmod {
		int mod_op;
		char *mod_type;
		union {
		    char **modv_strvals;
		    struct berval **modv_bvals;
		} mod_vals;
	    } LDAPMod;
	    #define mod_values mod_vals.modv_strvals
	    #define mod_bvalues	mod_vals.modv_bvals

       The mod_op field	is used	to specify the type of modification to perform
       and should be one of  LDAP_MOD_ADD,  LDAP_MOD_DELETE,  or  LDAP_MOD_RE-
       PLACE.	The  mod_type and mod_values fields specify the	attribute type
       to modify and a null-terminated array of	values to add, delete, or  re-
       place respectively.

       If  you need to specify a non-string value (e.g., to add	a photo	or au-
       dio attribute value), you should	set mod_op to the logical  OR  of  the
       operation   as	above	(e.g.,	 LDAP_MOD_REPLACE)  and	 the  constant
       LDAP_MOD_BVALUES.  In this case,	mod_bvalues should be used instead  of
       mod_values,  and	 it  should point to a null-terminated array of	struct
       bervals,	as defined in <lber.h>.

       For LDAP_MOD_ADD	modifications, the given values	are added to  the  en-
       try,  creating the attribute if necessary.  For LDAP_MOD_DELETE modifi-
       cations,	the given values are deleted from the entry, removing the  at-
       tribute if no values remain.  If	the entire attribute is	to be deleted,
       the mod_values field should be set to NULL.  For	LDAP_MOD_REPLACE modi-
       fications,  the attribute will have the listed values after the modifi-
       cation, having been created if necessary.  All modifications  are  per-
       formed in the order in which they are listed.

       ldap_mods_free()	 can be	used to	free each element of a NULL-terminated
       array of	mod structures.	 If freemods is	non-zero, the mods pointer it-
       self is freed as	well.

       ldap_modify_ext_s()  returns  a code indicating success or, in the case
       of failure, indicating the nature of the	 failure.   See	 ldap_error(3)
       for details

       The  ldap_modify_ext()  operation  works	 the  same  way	 as  ldap_mod-
       ify_ext_s(), except that	it is asynchronous. The	 integer  that	msgidp
       points  to  is set to the message id of the modify request.  The	result
       of the operation	can be obtained	by calling ldap_result(3).

       Both ldap_modify_ext() and ldap_modify_ext_s() allows server and	client
       controls	 to be passed in via the sctrls	and cctrls parameters, respec-

       The ldap_modify() and ldap_modify_s() routines are deprecated in	 favor
       of  the	ldap_modify_ext()  and	ldap_modify_ext_s()  routines, respec-

       Deprecated interfaces generally	remain	in  the	 library.   The	 macro
       LDAP_DEPRECATED can be defined to a non-zero value (e.g., -DLDAP_DEPRE-
       CATED=1)	when compiling program designed	to use deprecated  interfaces.
       It is recommended that developers writing new programs, or updating old
       programs, avoid use of deprecated interfaces.  Over  time,  it  is  ex-
       pected that documentation (and, eventually, support) for	deprecated in-
       terfaces	to be eliminated.

       ldap(3),	ldap_error(3),

       OpenLDAP	Software is developed and maintained by	The  OpenLDAP  Project
       <>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the Uni-
       versity of Michigan LDAP	3.3 Release.

OpenLDAP 2.6.1			  2022/01/20			LDAP_MODIFY(3)


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