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:
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:
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
the directory tree panel
button hides the tree view panel.
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.
button reloads the entire directory tree structure from the LDAP server.
The LEX treeview cache is updated after the reload.
opens a menu dialog which can be used to perform an LDAP search against the directory.
The object list command buttons
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
the attribute list for the selected object
button shows or hides the attribute list panel
for an object.
button refreshes the list of directory objects from the LDAP server.
up one level
button changes the focus to the parent container of the currently
Objects in all subcontainers
button changes the
. 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
button lets you create a new LDAP directory object in the currently
button deletes all the objects which are currently selected in the object list.
You can select multiple objects for example by pressing CTRL
on the objects in the list.
friendly object names
button creates a user-friendly
output of names
distinguished name in Novell notation
button shows the names in Novell's
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.
object list filter
button lets you configure the filter which affects the object list
display. This display can be filtered with LDAP
. If a filter is active, this button blinks to attract attention.
an object list filter is active, the Set object list filter
blinking to attract attention to the fact that maybe not all objects are shown in the current
The attribute list command buttons
attribute list position (right side / bottom)
button shows the attribute list either
at the right side of the window or at the bottom.
the attribute list
from the LDAP server.
button adds a new attribute value to the currently selected LDAP object.
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.
button deletes an attribute value from the currently selected LDAP object.
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.
button toggles the display
for attributes which contains an array of values
. Normally such multi valued attributes are
If you choose to show all such attributes with all values, activate the button and the display
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.
an attribute list filter is active, the Set attribute list filter
is blinking to attract attention to the fact that maybe not all attributes are shown in the current