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The Command Button Bar

The Command Button Bar is a visual element of the LEX browser. You find all click buttons here for the handling of the three main panels of the LEX window:

The command button bar

Please note that the command button bar consists of three sub-bars, one for the tree view panel, one for the object list and one for the attribute list. If you configured the position of the attribute list to be at the bottom of the window, you have to keep in mind that the command buttons for this list is on the right side on the top:

The command button bar

If you chose to hide the treeview panel or to hide the attribute list, you don't see the regarding buttons in the command button bar.

Here comes a list with short descriptions for all the command buttons. Detailed annotations can be obtained in the command button reference.

If you want to hide the command button bar to have a more basic GUI view of the LEX, you can hide it with the menu option View - Tool Bars - Button Bar.

The treeview command buttons

Expand/Collapse the directory tree panel button The Expand/Collapse the directory tree panel button hides the tree view panel.

Reload directory info button The Reload directory info button refreshes the container structure from the LDAP server. The currently selected container in the treeview, it's parent node and it's child nodes will be refreshed. The LEX treeview cache is updated after the refresh.

Reload entire directory tree button The Reload entire directory button reloads the entire directory tree structure from the LDAP server. The LEX treeview cache is updated after the reload.

Search button The Search button opens a menu dialog which can be used to perform an LDAP search against the directory.

The object list command buttons

Expand/Collapse the directory tree panel button The Expand/Collapse the directory tree panel button shows the tree view panel. It is only visible at the object list button bar when the treeview list is currently hidden.

Expand/Collapse
      the attribute list for the selected object button The Expand/Collapse the attribute list for the selected object button shows or hides the attribute list panel for an object.

Reload object list button The Reload object list button refreshes the list of directory objects from the LDAP server.

Go up one level button The Go up one level button changes the focus to the parent container of the currently selected container.

Show Objects in all subcontainers button The Show Objects in all subcontainers button changes the list scope. The object list can display either the objects in the direct child container level below the selected container, or it can display all objects in all subcontainers of the currently selected LDAP container.

Create new object button button The Create new object button lets you create a new LDAP directory object in the currently selected container.

Delete object button The Delete object button deletes all the objects which are currently selected in the object list. You can select multiple objects for example by pressing CTRL while clicking on the objects in the list.

Show friendly object names button The Show friendly object names button creates a user-friendly output of names.

Show distinguished name in Novell notation button The Show distinguished name in Novell notation button shows the names in Novell's dotted notation.

Show hex output for attribute with hex values button The Show hex output for attribute with hex values button toggles the display for attributes which data type has binary character (hex values / octetstring values). This refers to the object list as well as to the attribute list. The values are shown as their hexadecimal values OR as their corresponding ASCII characters.

Set object list filter button The Set object list filter button lets you configure the filter which affects the object list display. This display can be filtered with LDAP filters. If a filter is active, this button blinks to attract attention.

Active filter button If an object list filter is active, the Set object list filter button is blinking to attract attention to the fact that maybe not all objects are shown in the current list.

The attribute list command buttons

Toggle attribute list position button The Toggle attribute list position (right side / bottom) button shows the attribute list either at the right side of the window or at the bottom.

Reload directory info button The Reload attribute info button refreshes the attribute list from the LDAP server.

Add new attribute button The Add new attribute button adds a new attribute value to the currently selected LDAP object.

Add attribute element to an array button The Add attribute element to an array button can add a new value to an multi valued attribute. You cannot use this button if you have selected a single valued attribute.

Remove attribute button The Remove attribute button deletes an attribute value from the currently selected LDAP object.

Show only attributes that have values button The Show only attributes that have values button toggles the display between the "full attribute range" view and the "used attribute only" view. In the "full attribute range" view, all attributes of an object are shown, regardless whether they have values or not. This button is deactivated when LEX cannot use the directory schema of the LDAP server.

Show multivalued attributes The Show multivalued attributes button toggles the display for attributes which contains an array of values. Normally such multi valued attributes are displayed condensed
Multivalued attributes condensed display
If you choose to show all such attributes with all values, activate the button and the display changes to
Multivalued attributes full display

Set attribute list filter button The Set attribute list filter button lets you configure the filter which affects the attribute list display. This display can be filtered in an excluding (don't show this attributes) or an including (show only this attributes) way.

Active filter button If an attribute list filter is active, the Set attribute list filter button is blinking to attract attention to the fact that maybe not all attributes are shown in the current list.
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