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Jump to Object

Menu options: Jump to Object

This option is only available if you have selected just one attribute in the attribute list and if this attributes stores a distinguished name (DN) of another object in the same directory. In this case, you can jump directly to this object so that the LEX tree view is expanded to the container where the object is, the object is selected in the list and you can see its attributes.

Jump to attribute object value

LEX would change the hierarchy focus to the parent container of the regarding object, the object itself would be selected in the list:

Jump target reached

Another, faster way to jump to the object of the currently selected attribute: Open the context menu directly in the attribute list (right mouse-click) and use the option Filter Display for this Attribute.

Jump to attribute object value by context menu

Some directories store distinguished name information in attributes or attributes syntaxes which are not clearly noticeable as Distinguished Name attributes. In such cases, LEX can extract the distinguished name of the attribute and manage to jump to the regarding object! Some examples:

  • The operational standard attributes creatorsName or modifiersName are often defined as normal String attributes in the schema, although they could have the attribute syntax Distinguished Name.

  • Attributes with the syntax Microsoft DN with String or DN with Binary consists of two parts, one of them is an distinguished name.

  • Attributes with the syntax Novell Backlink consists of two parts (strings divided by '#'), one of them is an distinguished name.

  • Attributes with the syntax Novell Typed Name or Novell Path consists of three parts (strings divided by '#'), one of them is an distinguished name.

  • Attributes with the syntax Novell Object ACL consists of four parts (strings divided by '#'), one of them is an distinguished name.

So when you are in a Novell eDirectory environment, it's easy to extract Object Trustee entries or Zenworks Application assignments as jump targets:

Extracting jump targets from attributes

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