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Function : Address Book
NAMELocateNextMatch - Locate the next match in a record in a look up buffer

#include <lookup.h>
void far * LNPUBLIC NAMELocateNextMatch(

    void far *pLookup,
    void far *pName,
    void far *pMatch);
Description :

Note: Address books refer to both Notes Client Address books, and Domino Server Address books know as Domino Directories.

   This routine finds the next match in a record in a look up buffer. One

record in a look up buffer contains all the matches in one view for a specified name. Use this function to iterate over multiple matches when a call to NAMELookup yields more than one match for a given name.

NAMELookup creates and initializes a look up buffer containing information from the Address book(s). The look up buffer consists of a header (type LOOKUP_HEADER) followed by a series of records. The number of records is equal to the number of views searched times the number of names looked up. A record will contain multiple matches to a given name if the name matches more than one document in a single view. First use NAMELocateNextName to locate the next record in the buffer. Then use NAMELocateNextMatch to iterate over the matches within one record.

Call NAMELocateNextMatch in a loop to locate all the matches in a record. Specify pMatch = NULL on the first iteration to locate the first match. Specify pMatch = the location of the last match on subsequent iterations. Locate individual items within a match by passing the location of the match as input to NAMELocateItem.

Note: this routine depends on the caller knowing when to terminate the loop. Use NumMatches as returned by NAMELocateNextName to control looping. The value returned by this funciton is undefined if pMatch, on input, specifies the last match in the record.

Parameters : Input : pLookup - Address of a look up buffer containing information returned from NAMELookup. NAMELookup returns a handle. Call OSLockObject on the handle to obtain this address.

pName - Location of a record corresponding to one name in the look up buffer. Use NAMELocateNextName to obtain this location.

pMatch - Location of previous match in the record. Specify NULL to locate the first match in the record. NAMELocateNextMatch returns a pointer to the next record in the buffer that matches the specified name. NULL is NOT returned to indicate termination.

Output : (routine) - Address of the next match in the record in a look up buffer.

Sample Usage :

#define USERNAMESSPACE "$Users"
#define Names  "Bill Smith\0Ted Jones\0Marketing"
#define NUM_NAMES  3
#define MAIL_LOOKUPITEMS "Domain\0Server\0PublicKey\0Members\0Certificate"
#define ITEM_DOMAIN   0
#define ITEM_SERVER   1
#define ITEM_MEMBERS  3

 NumNames = NUM_NAMES;       /* 3 names to look up */
 error = NAMELookup(pMailServerName,  /* Ptr to mail server name */
    0,     /* Flags */
    1,      /* Number of name spaces */
    USERNAMESSPACE,  /* Name of name space (view name) */
    NumNames,    /* # of names */
    Names,    /* Ptr to the names themselves */
    NumItems,    /* # of items desired */
    MAIL_LOOKUPITEMS, /* Ptr to the item names */
    &hLookup);   /*  Handle of returned buffer */
 if (error)
  goto Abort;

 pLookup = OSLockObject(hLookup);

 /* For each name requested, traverse the results for each name */

 for (pName = NULL, i = 0; i < (NumViews*NumNames); i++)
  /* Locate the set of matches for the next name searched for */

  pName = NAMELocateNextName(pLookup, pName, &NumMatches);

  /* Traverse all matches for this name */

  for (pMatch = NULL, j = 0; j < NumMatches; j++)
   pMatch = NAMELocateNextMatch(pLookup, pName, pMatch);

   /* Here, handle a simple (non-list) item for this match */

   pDomain = NAMELocateItem(pMatch, ITEM_DOMAIN, &DataType, &Size);
   if (pDomain == NULL)  /* if item not present in this match */
    continue;    /* go on to next match */

   /* Here, handle a text list or text item (this handles
    both kinds) and traverse all members */

   for (k = 0; ; k++)
    if (NAMEGetTextItem(pMatch, ITEM_MEMBERS, k, 
          Buffer, sizeof(Buffer)) != NOERROR)
See Also : NAMELookup NAMELocateNextName NAMELocateItem NAMEGetTextItem OSLockObject