What are some recommendations for the use of Wildcards when creating ActiveView rules? (NETIQKB33312)

  • 7733312
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 20-Jun-2007

Resolution

Goal

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?

Fact

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


Fix

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.

Match Item

Character

Definition

Any Character

Question Mark ?

Matches exactly one character

Any Digit

Number Sign #

Matches one digit

Any Character, 0 or More Matches

Asterisk *

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.

Example

Matches

Does Not Match

De*

Denny and Delores

Dallas

D\*E

D*E

DE

Den???

Denton and Dennis

Denison

El ????o

El Campo and El Indio

El Paso

Houston\?

Houston?

Houstons

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.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB33312

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