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LDAP Address Book does not support multivalued attributes



MailNews Core
Address Book
17 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: John Marmion, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: nab-ldap)



17 years ago
This bug is a spin off from the discussion on bug #118454. LDAP attributes may
contain multiple values. When LDAP entries are displayed in the Address Book
then this factor is not taken into account and instead only the first value is

Comment 1

17 years ago
FYI, I don't think this problem was ever addressed in the Communicator 4.x
addressbook either. A lot of users complained about it though.

A related capability which it sounds like you already have implemented is the
ability to use attr1 if it exists but fall back to attr2, e.g., use displayName
if it exists for the Name field but fall back to cn.


17 years ago
QA Contact: nbaca → yulian
Whiteboard: nab-ldap
mass re-assign.
Assignee: racham → sspitzer


15 years ago
Blocks: 213274
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 3

13 years ago
It would be very useful if multiple "mail" attributes returned by an LDAP query would be honoured. Currently all but the first are discarded, which renders Thunderbird rather useless with servers where both home and business email addresses are held in the "mail" attribute.

Wouldn't it be possible to treat multiple "mail" attributes the same as multiple returned objects for the search for the addressbook and autocompletion, so that users could choose the address they wanted to use, just as if the "second email address" in a Thunderbird contact entry had been specified?


13 years ago
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core


13 years ago
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: yulian → addressbook

Comment 4

13 years ago
With the current autocomplete implementation, it would be possible to fix this for autocomplete only without having to sort out all the addressbook-related issues first.


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
Duplicate of this bug: 505810


9 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 506605


9 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 250899

Comment 8

6 years ago

I know this is an old issue (10 years) but it's still there.

LDAP handling is buggy (you can't see the contacts until you type "." in the search field, multiple email addresses are not handled correctly), there is no SyncML lib, no ActiveSync lib.

Is there a solution to integrate an external address book into thunderbird ? How are we supposed to use external sources ?

This is not pointless criticism but a real question, because today I'm stuck with non-working or partially working solutions :/

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