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Exporting data to Excel from Active Directory

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This tutorial explains how to export data to excel from Active Directory using LDAP Admin Tool; To export data first connect to the active directory server (To create a new connection please see Connecting to Active Directory remotely )
To connect:

  • Click the Open Connection button from the main tool bar. The Open Active Directory Connection dialog opens
  • Select the connection and click “Connect”.

Active Directory Export

 

After successful connection, select the entry you want to export and select “Excel Export” from right click context menu

 

Active Directory Excel Export

On the wizard page, just provide the “Excel File Name”, increase the “Count Limit” to expected number of records, leave everything else to default and click finish.                     

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Fill out the wizard page that is displayed as follows and click finish:

Active Directory Excel Export

 

Options

Description

Excel File Name

The Excel file to export to. Type in the full path or browse, to select the path on the file system. The drop-down list provides a history of recently used files.

Search Base

The base DN of the search. You could edit the DN or select a recently used DN from drop-down list or browse  to open the DN Selector dialog.

Filter

Enter a valid Active Directory search filter. The drop-down list provides a history of recently used filters. A click to the filter editor button opens the Create Filter dialog.

Returning Attributes

A list of attributes to return, the default is All User Attribute with DN.You can sleet the option from the drop down menu. The drop down menu provides the following options:

All User Attributes with DN

All User Attributes without DN

All User Attributes with DN and with operational Attributes

All User Attributes without DN and with operational Attributes

  Select from the List ....

Select from the List option will open the Select Attributes Dialog, where you can select the attributes to return. You can also open the select attributes dialog from the Browse.. Button.

Search Scope

You can choose from the following options:

Base (Search only the base - this option will only return the base entry)

One Level (Search only the immediate children of base DN)

Subtree (Search the base DN and all its subentries)

Count Limit

The maximum number of entries the server should return, value 0 (zero)means no limit. Note that this value is a client-side limit; it's possible that also a server-side limit is used.

Time Limit

The maximum time in milliseconds the server should search. Value 0 (zero) means no limit. Note that this value is a client-side value; it's possible that also a server-side limit is used.

Enable Referrals

An indicator whether to follow referrals or not.

Replace file if Exists

If the export file already exists, you must permit to overwrite the file or it will ask when you click finish.

Format DateTime

If you check this box the export process will automatically format the dateTime to local time zone date time. The default format is EEE MMM dd yyyy HH:mm:ss 'GMT'Z for e.g ( Sate Apr 12 2008 20:32:52 GMT -0500) . You can modify the date time format by clicking the DateTimeFormat Link

Restore Defaults

Restore Defaults will restore the default filter and all the other fields to default values.

To view the file on finish, click the “Open File”.

Active Directory Export - Step 2

 


 

Select attributes to export

To select the attributes from the list, select the “Select from the List…” from the returning attributes drop down, It will open the dialog where you can select the list of attributes to export
Or type in the attributes separated by “,” like dn, cn, mail

LDAP Select Attributes

 

 

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