12.7. Updating an attribute

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This section describes how to update an attribute using the command line and the web console.

12.7.1. Updating an Attribute Using the Command Line

Use the dsconf utility to update an attribute entry. For example:
# dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// schema attributetypes replace dateofbirth --desc="Employee birthday" --syntax="" --single-value --x-origin="Example defined"
For further details about object class definitions, see Section 12.1.2, “Object Classes”.

12.7.2. Updating an Attribute Using the Web Console

To update an attribute using the web console:
  1. Open the Directory Server user interface in the web console. See Section 1.4, “Logging Into Directory Server Using the Web Console”.
  2. Select the instance.
  3. Select Schema Attributes.
  4. Click the Choose Action button next to the attribute you want to edit.
  5. Select Edit Attribute.
  6. Update the parameters.
  7. Click Save.
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