What are some recommendations for the use of Wildcards when creating ActiveView rules?
What are some good rules to remember when using Wildcards for ActiveView rules?
Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x
Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x
Directory and Resource Administrator 8.0
Directory and Resource Administrator 8.0 SP1
Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) supports wildcard characters in many fields throughout the MMC, Delegation and Configuration Console, Account and Resource Management Console, Web Console and CLI interface. Wildcards allow you to define rules that match multiple objects to a specific condition or standard, such as a naming convention. You can use wildcards instead of regular expressions to narrow or broaden the scope of the rule. Wildcard matching is case-insensitive.
DRA supports the following wildcard characters. You cannot use wildcard characters in names.
Question Mark ?
Matches exactly one character
Number Sign #
Matches one digit
Any Character, 0 or More Matches
Matches zero or more characters
The following table provides examples of wildcard character specifications and what they match and do not match. If you want to specify a special character as a regular character, type a backslash (\) before the special character.
Does Not Match
Denny and Delores
Denton and Dennis
El Campo and El Indio
Houston, tx #####
Houston, TX 77024
Houston, TX USOFA
5555 Oak Ln \###
5555 Oak Ln #32
5555 Oak Ln 320
Directory and Resource Administrator and Exchange Administrator do not support wildcard specifications that contain logical operations.