DsQuoteRdnValueA function

The DsQuoteRdnValue function converts an RDN into a quoted RDN value, if the RDN value contains characters that require quotes. The quoted RDN can then be submitted as part of a distinguished name (DN) to the directory service using various APIs such as LDAP. An example of an RDN that would require quotes would be one that has a comma-separated value, such as an RDN for a name that uses the format "last,first".

Syntax

DSPARSE DWORD DsQuoteRdnValueA(
  DWORD    cUnquotedRdnValueLength,
  IN LPCCH psUnquotedRdnValue,
  DWORD    *pcQuotedRdnValueLength,
  LPCH     psQuotedRdnValue
);

Parameters

cUnquotedRdnValueLength

The number of characters in the psUnquotedRdnValue string.

psUnquotedRdnValue

The string that specifies the unquoted RDN value.

pcQuotedRdnValueLength

The maximum number of characters in the psQuotedRdnValue string.

The following flags are the output for this parameter.

ERROR_SUCCESS

Indicates that the correct number of characters were found in psQuotedRdnValue.

ERROR_BUFFER_OVERFLOW

Indicates that the number of characters in the string do not match psQuotedRdnValue.

psQuotedRdnValue

The string that receives the converted, and perhaps quoted, RDN value.

Return Value

The following list contains the possible values returned for the DsQuoteRdnValue function.

Remarks

Quotes are not added to the RDN if none are required. In this case, the output RDN value is the same as the input RDN value.

When quoting is required, the RDN is quoted in accordance with the specification "Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): UTF-8 String Representation of Distinguished Names," RFC 2253.

The input and output RDN values are not NULL-terminated strings.

To revert changes made by this call, call the DsUnquoteRdnValue function.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header dsparse.h (include Ntdsapi.h)
Library Ntdsapi.lib
DLL Ntdsapi.dll

See Also

Domain Controller and Replication Management Functions

DsUnquoteRdnValue