LDAP_FIRST_MESSAGE(3)      Library Functions Manual      LDAP_FIRST_MESSAGE(3)

       ldap_first_message,  ldap_next_message,  ldap_count_messages - Stepping
       through messages in a result chain

       OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

       #include <ldap.h>

       int ldap_count_messages( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_first_message( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_next_message( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *message )

       These routines are used to step through the messages in a result  chain
       received  from ldap_result(3).  For search operations, the result chain
       can contain referral, entry and result  messages.  The  ldap_msgtype(3)
       function  can  be  used  to  distinguish  between the different message

       The ldap_first_message() routine is used to retrieve the first  message
       in  a  result  chain.   It  takes  the  result as returned by a call to
       ldap_result(3), ldap_search_s(3) or  ldap_search_st(3)  and  returns  a
       pointer to the first message in the result chain.

       This  pointer should be supplied on a subsequent call to ldap_next_mes-
       sage() to get the next message, the result of which should be  supplied
       to the next call to ldap_next_message(), etc.  ldap_next_message() will
       return NULL when there are no more messages.

       These functions are useful  when  using  routines  like  ldap_parse_re-
       sult(3) that only operate on the first result in the chain.

       A  count  of the number of messages in the result chain can be obtained
       by calling ldap_count_messages().  It can also be  used  to  count  the
       number of remaining messages in a chain if called with a message, entry
       or reference returned by ldap_first_message() ,  ldap_next_message()  ,
       ldap_first_entry(3),    ldap_next_entry(3),    ldap_first_reference(3),

       If an error occurs in ldap_first_message() or ldap_next_message(), NULL
       is  returned.   If  an error occurs in ldap_count_messages(), -1 is re-

       ldap(3),    ldap_search(3),    ldap_result(3),    ldap_parse_result(3),
       ldap_first_entry(3), ldap_first_reference(3)

       OpenLDAP  Software  is developed and maintained by The OpenLDAP Project
       <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the Uni-
       versity of Michigan LDAP 3.3 Release.

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