(PHP3 , PHP4 )

ldap_read -- Read an entry


int ldap_read (int link_identifier, string base_dn, string filter [, array attributes [, int attrsonly [, int sizelimit [, int timelimit [, int deref]]]]])

Returns a search result identifier or false on error.

ldap_read() performs the search for a specified filter on the directory with the scope LDAP_SCOPE_BASE. So it is equivalent to reading an entry from the directory.

An empty filter is not allowed. If you want to retrieve absolutely all information for this entry, use a filter of "objectClass=*". If you know which entry types are used on the directory server, you might use an appropriate filter such as "objectClass=inetOrgPerson".

This call takes 5 optional parameters. See ldap_search() notes.

Note: These optional parameters were added in 4.0.2: attrsonly, sizelimit, timelimit, deref.