#include <ldap.h> int ldap_count_entries( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result ) LDAPMessage *ldap_first_entry( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result ) LDAPMessage *ldap_next_entry( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *entry )
These routines are used to parse results received from ldap_result(3) or the synchronous LDAP search operation routines ldap_search_s(3) and ldap_search_st(3).
The ldap_first_entry() routine is used to retrieve the first entry in a chain of search results. It takes the result as returned by a call to ldap_result(3) or ldap_search_s(3) or ldap_search_st(3) and returns a pointer to the first entry in the result.
This pointer should be supplied on a subsequent call to ldap_next_entry() to get the next entry, the result of which should be supplied to the next call to ldap_next_entry(), etc. ldap_next_entry() will return NULL when there are no more entries. The entries returned from these calls are used in calls to the routines described in ldap_get_dn(3), ldap_first_attribute(3), ldap_get_values(3), etc.
A count of the number of entries in the search result can be obtained by calling ldap_count_entries().