Moving Attributes/Fields on Forms

We have tried to place the attributes or fields on the user editing form in a logical and consistent manner. However, we can't anticipate every possible requirement so you may want a field in a location that makes more sense for your organization.

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We must caution you though that moving fields around on the interface is not supported. If you run in to a problem, we may ask you to restore the settings files to their original state prior to troubleshooting. Our style sheets and layout controls usually work but extreme customizations may break the interface.

For version 3.0 and later of Directory Update, Directory Manager, and Directory Search, only the DirectorySettingts.XML file must be modified. The "field" for the attribute you want to move must be moved to the other location. The attribute can NOT exist in 2 different places on the interface. In this example, the title attribute has been moved to just below the display name.


<directorySettings>
  <section id="general" label="General" visible="true">
    <field id="firstName" label="First Name" attribute="givenName" visible="true" editable="false" type="text" maxLength="64" horizontalForm="true" />
    <field id="initials" label="Middle Initials" attribute="initials" visible="true" editable="false" type="text" maxLength="6" horizontalForm="true" />
    <field id="lastName" label="Last Name" attribute="sn" visible="true" editable="false" type="text" maxLength="64" horizontalForm="true" />
    <field id="displayName" label="Display Name" attribute="displayName" visible="true" editable="false" type="text" maxLength="256" horizontalForm="true" />
    <field id="title" label="Title" attribute="title" visible="true" editable="true" type="text" maxLength="64" />
    <field id="email" label="Email Address" attribute="mail" visible="true" editable="false" type="text" maxLength="256" horizontalForm="true" />

The result is that the title field is now in a new location on the user interface. The above procedures can be repeated on Directory Manager or Directory Search as long as you are editing the correct files. The title attribute can still be set to a drop-down list, read only, etc...

Resulting change to the Directory Update interface