Server Side Sorting

Request that the server sort results before returning them to the client. See RFC 2891. The SortKey class accepts three parameters that control the sorting:

Connection conn = DefaultConnectionFactory.getConnection("ldap://directory.ldaptive.org");
try {
conn.open();
SearchOperation search = new SearchOperation(conn);
SearchRequest request = new SearchRequest("dc=ldaptive,dc=org","(givenName=d*)", "cn", "sn");
SortRequestControl src = new SortRequestControl(new SortKey[] {new SortKey("sn", "caseExactMatch")}, true); // sort by surname
request.setControls(src);
SearchResult result = search.execute(request).getResult();
for (LdapEntry entry : result.getEntries()) {
// do something useful with the entry
}

} finally {
conn.close();
}

Provider Support

JNDI JLDAP Apache LDAP UnboundID OpenDJ
Functionality exists in the provider API and has been confirmed
Functionality does not exist in the provider API
Functionality exists in the provider API, but did not work in our test environment
? Functionality exists in the provider API, but has not been integrated into the ldaptive provider