Search Tips for UB Whitepages

Learn how to refine your UB Whitepages searches.

Search mode

The standard search mode has search memory and uses the last search as the default for the next search which is useful for minor iterations. Using a hyphen ("-") prefix on any search switches to no search memory mode which is useful for a series of distinct searches. Using an exclamation ("!") switches to standard search memory mode. The current search mode persists until another mode prefix is used.

Basic searching

Names

Phone Numbers

Forcing a search type

See the search filter

Using LDAP filters

Direct LDAP search filters are supported e.g.: (&(department=Ent* Infr* Services)(givenName=A*))

Simple LDAP search filters are of the form
(x(tag=value)(tag=value) ... ) tag1 tag2 ... tagN
where x is a logical operator e.g. | or &. The "(" (open parenthesis) prefix indicates a raw search. Raw searches via this form do not support the
'tag1 tag2 ... tagN'
arguments used to restrict the returned values. Examples:
(&(department=Office of the President)(affiliationcode=staff)(physicaldeliveryofficename=501 Capen Hall))
Internal substitution allows these abbreviated forms:
(&(dept=Office of the President)(affil=staff)(office=501 Capen Hall))
As a further simplification search1 & search2 is converted to
(&(search1)(search2))
This is not a general conversion, only two terms are permitted and only & and | are allowed. So
(&(dept=Office of the President)(affil=staff))
can be written as
dept=Office of the President & affil=staff
Below find the (possibly abbreviated) mapping from the LDAP attribute to colloquial English names.

Search Item
Common Terminology
gn
First or Given Name
sn
Family or Surname
cn
Full Name
phone
Phone number
office
Office Building and Number
dept
Department
title
Title/Appointment
affil
Affiliation: staff, student, volunteer