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Editor for Novell Typed Name Attributes

This editor is used to show, edit or create Novell typed name attribute values. This LDAP attribute syntax is used quite exclusively in Novell eDirectory environments and can hold a distinguished name, and two number values. These sub-values are historically called Object, Level and Interval:

Editor for Novell typed name attributes

In the top area of this dialog, you see the distinguished name and type icon for the object whose attribute your are editing. In the line beneath, the attribute name is shown.

There are several dialog controls for the different sub-values:


This a distinguished name which is part of an path attribute. The Object text box can be used to enter a distinguished name directly - or you use the Browse button and choose an object from a object select browser.

The text box for the distinguished name has also the ability to quick-search objects when you enter names are parts of names which can be used to find them. When the Check Names button Check Names button is active, you just have to enter a string and LEX will automatically search for directory objects which match to this string. If more than one objects match to the search string, then an additional dialog lets you choose the object from a list:

DN edit with auto check names select list

The search for this objects is done with the same criteria as in the simple search function when you use the Directory Search dialog. If you chose the object from the list, or if you entered directly the full distinguished name of an object, then LEX realizes that the string in the text box is a real DN, it is underline to show that LEX matches this information internally. If the Check Names button is inactive, you can always try to resolve the string you entered into an objects DN by pressing F5.

If you want to see the distinguished name in the text box in a shorter, more readable form, you can activate the Show friendly object names button Friendly Names button. This is the same feature which is used also in the LEX main windows object list.

DN edit with friendly names


This the first numeric value which is a sub part of a Novell timestamp attribute. You can enter any number here.


This the second numeric value which is a sub part of a Novell timestamp attribute. You can enter any number here.

Editing the raw data

If you opened a Novell object ACL attribute with this editor dialog, you can also display and edit the data in it's basic form if you want: Just press on the Raw label in the bottom left corner of the dialog. The editor is switched to an text editor then:

Editing the raw Novell typed name data

The Novell typed name attribute syntax describes basically a string with an object distinguished name with two numeric values attached to it:

<distinguished name> # <numeric string> # <numeric string>

In the Novell syntax description, the first numeric value is called 'level' the third one is called 'interval'.

When will the Novell typed name editor will be used?

The Novell typed name editor is used whenever LEX has valid schema information and detects the following official attribute syntax:


Typed Name {Nov}