On 9/28/18 10:11 AM, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
If you read back on my earlier responses, you'll note I mentioned
"normalization" of the values.
If an attribute is defined in the schema with an EQUALITY rule, then
the values get normalized.
If an attribute is defined in the schema without an EQUALITY rule,
there are no normalized values.
Case a: Normalized values
You can use changetype: modify + add to add value(s) to an attribute
because slapd has the knowledge with which to check for duplicate
values based on the EQUALITY rule.
Case b: No normalized values
You cannot use changetype: modify + add to add value(s) to an
attribute because slapd has no knowledge about whether or not there
are duplicate values. You must use changetype: modify + replace.
I.e., if I have:
And in this case "mail" has no EQUALITY rule, if I try to do:
it will fail, because there are no normalized values that slapd can
use to ensure I'm not adding a duplicate to what already exists.
Instead, I must do:
Hope that helps.
Yes that does help. Thank you. So now then based on our understanding
here, do you agree then that the best solution here is to update the
schema and then make sure the data is normalized, via export/import aka
slapcat/slapadd, and subsequent data manipulations (assuming the
feasibility) as needed?