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javax.naming.directory
Class ModificationItem

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.naming.directory.ModificationItem
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class ModificationItem
extends Object
implements Serializable

This class represents a modification item. It consists of a modification code and an attribute on which to operate.

A ModificationItem instance is not synchronized against concurrent multithreaded access. Multiple threads trying to access and modify a single ModificationItem instance should lock the object.

Since:
1.3
See Also:
Serialized Form

Constructor Summary
ModificationItem(int mod_op, Attribute attr)
          Creates a new instance of ModificationItem.
 
Method Summary
 Attribute getAttribute()
          Retrieves the attribute associated with this modification item.
 int getModificationOp()
          Retrieves the modification code of this modification item.
 String toString()
          Generates the string representation of this modification item, which consists of the modification operation and its related attribute.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

ModificationItem

public ModificationItem(int mod_op,
                        Attribute attr)
Creates a new instance of ModificationItem.

Parameters:
mod_op - Modification to apply. It must be one of: DirContext.ADD_ATTRIBUTE DirContext.REPLACE_ATTRIBUTE DirContext.REMOVE_ATTRIBUTE
attr - The non-null attribute to use for modification.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - If attr is null, or if mod_op is not one of the ones specified above.
Method Detail

getModificationOp

public int getModificationOp()
Retrieves the modification code of this modification item.

Returns:
The modification code. It is one of: DirContext.ADD_ATTRIBUTE DirContext.REPLACE_ATTRIBUTE DirContext.REMOVE_ATTRIBUTE

getAttribute

public Attribute getAttribute()
Retrieves the attribute associated with this modification item.

Returns:
The non-null attribute to use for the modification.

toString

public String toString()
Generates the string representation of this modification item, which consists of the modification operation and its related attribute. The string representation is meant for debugging and not to be interpreted programmatically.

Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
The non-null string representation of this modification item.

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