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Set object list filter button Set Object List Filter

Set object list filter button

This button shows you whether there is an active filter applied on the object list or not. If there is a filter, the button blinks red Blinking button when a filter is active and attracts your attention to the fact that you might not see all the objects that are really there.


In the default configuration, LEX shows all objects in the object list panel which are returned from the server. However, you can configure a filter which is applied to the request. So if you want for example that only group objects are shown in the list, you could display then groups in an entire subtree (a combination of setting the correct filter and configuring the appropriate object list scope).

An active filter in the object list panel

To activate and configure a filter for the object list, you can also use the menu option Tools - Options - Object Filter. If you do this (or if you just press the Set object list filter button), the appropriate dialog for configuring the object filter is shown:

Configuring the object filter

You can easily save and load filters from disk here. LEX stores the appropriate filter files in the Profile and Filter Storage Path in the Subdirectory LDAPFilter as text files.

The filter which is used for the object list has to be an LDAP filter string as described in RFC 2254. When using the object filter dialog to configure the filter, you can enter the filter string directly or you can use the LEX filter editor to construct the filter. A detailed description of this editor is given in the topic about the Filter Factory. There is also a topic in this manual with general information about LDAP filters.

If you want to read detailed explanations about LDAP filters in general with a lot of tips and tricks, just go to the LDAP filter tutorial at the SelfADSI LDAP Scripting website.