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OUD11g - Existing Attribute Loses Subtype When Adding the Same Attribute with Subtype (Doc ID 2179509.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 09, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version 11.1.2.3.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When adding an attribute with subtype (attribute option) to an entry, if the attribute already exists within the entry, then the existing attribute loses its subtype.

For example, here is an user entry prior to modification:

dn: cn=test1,ou=ou01,dc=example,dc=com
objectclass: top
objectclass: person
cn: test1
sn: test1
description;lang-ja: VALUE1

The same attribute of "description;lang-ja" is then added to the entry:

dn: cn=test1,ou=ou01,dc=example,dc=com
changetype: modify
add: description;lang-ja
description;lang-ja: VALUE2

The existing attribute/value pair of "description;lang-ja: VALUE1" loses its subtype "lang-ja".  Here's what the entry looks like after the update is made:

dn: cn=test1,ou=ou01,dc=example,dc=com
description: VALUE1         <--- Problem Data
description;lang-ja: VALUE2
cn: test1
sn: test1
objectClass: person
objectClass: top

The issue has been observed in OUD versions 11.1.2.3.1, 11.1.2.3.160419, and 11.1.2.3.160719

The issue is similar to what's reported in Document 2164416.1, but the behavior is slightly different.

Changes

The issue occurs when the following conditions are met.

- The entry has attribute with subtype and the same name attribute is then added to the entry.
and
- The attribute is unencrypted.
and
- The Directory Server participates in a Replication Topology.

Cause

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