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ldap_explode_dnSplits DN into its component parts


array ldap_explode_dn ( string $dn , int $with_attrib )

Splits the DN returned by ldap_get_dn() and breaks it up into its component parts. Each part is known as Relative Distinguished Name, or RDN.



The distinguished name of an LDAP entity.


Used to request if the RDNs are returned with only values or their attributes as well. To get RDNs with the attributes (i.e. in attribute=value format) set with_attrib to 0 and to get only values set it to 1.

Return Values

Returns an array of all DN components. The first element in this array has count key and represents the number of returned values, next elements are numerically indexed DN components.

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