The Truth about Indexing in OID

The Truth about Indexing in OID

Oracle’s OID docs are pretty vague around indexing.  In reality, there are really two options:

  1. When creating an attribute, check the “Indexed” box
  2. Create the index in the future (after you figure out OID needs it for something!)

In order to do #2, you should follow this procedure:

    1. Navigate to the $MW_HOME/<domain>/ldap/bin/catalog connect=”OIDDB” add=”true” attribute=”<the attribute name that you want to index>” debug=”true” verbose=”true”

If you try to check the box (as in #1) after you have used the attribute, the ODSM interface will check the box, and make you think the attribute has been indexed (but it really hasn’t!)

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