Utils.FindMVEntries Method

The FindMVEntries (String, Value, Int32, String) method is a static method that retrieves the metaverse entries with the specified attribute value and maximum number of results. The results are returned in the specified collation order.


public MVEntry[] FindMVEntries(
  String attributeName,
  Value value,
  Int32 maxResults,
  String collationOrder
Public Function FindMVEntries( _
  ByVal attributeName As String, _
  ByVal value As Value, _
  ByVal maxResults As Int32, _
  ByVal collationOrder As String _
) As MVEntry[]


  • attributeName
    Contains the name of the metaverse attribute to retrieve.

  • value
    Contains a Value object the contains the value that the attribute identified by attributeName must contain.

  • maxResults
    Contains the maximum number of metaverse entries to retrieve.

  • collationOrder
    Contains a string that specifies the collation order. This string takes the form of the collation strings provided by the fn_helpcollations SQL function.

Return Value

Returns an array of MVEntry objects that represent the metaverse entries found in the search.


Exception type Condition

The attributeName or value parameter is null.


The maxResults parameter is less than or equal to zero.


The value represented by the value parameter cannot be converted to the data type of the attribute identified by attributeName.


This method will throw an InvalidOperationException exception and the management agent run profile will stop with a status of stopped-extension-dll-exception if called from the following methods:


Product ILM 2007 FP1
Namespace Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices
Assembly Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices
.NET Framework .NET Framework 2.0

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