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  1. Directory Studio
  2. DIRSTUDIO-1177

Enhance default editor mappings for eDirectory/Identity Manager

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.0-M13
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.0-M14
    • Component/s: studio-ldapbrowser
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      Apache Studio is very popular amongst developers/consultants/admins working with Novell/NetIQ/Micro Focus Identity Manager (IDM). IDM uses eDirectory as it's backend data store and has a lot of product-specific attributes in Octet String syntax that contain XML text.

      By default those attribute's contents is displayed in LDAP Browser as "Binary Data (12345 Bytes)" or similar because the default editor is chosen based on attribute syntax and does not recognize it's UTF text. A double-click on the attribute value will open Hex Editor, which then allows to switch to Text Editor to actually read/edit the value.

      I know I can change the default editors in preferences for each of the many Studio instances I use, but it would be much easier if Studio would default to the best fitting editor right away.

      Here's a visual of the difference: https://youtu.be/azCwgjUOynM

      Is there a way to enhance the default attribute-to-editor mapping and tell Studio to open those approx. 20 attributes with Text Editor immediately? Any hint on where in the code the default mapping are defined?




            • Assignee:
              lhaeger Lothar Haeger
              lhaeger Lothar Haeger


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