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  • From: "Hyzer, Chris" <>
  • To: Jeff McCullough <>, Gouper Users List <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-users] grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpression
  • Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:41:28 +0000
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You would need a DB link to do that, it needs to go to the same DB…  thanks, Chris


From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Jeff McCullough
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:40 PM
To: Gouper Users List <>
Subject: Re: [grouper-users] grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpression


Okay. Onward. 


In the SQL loader groups, there are two possible SQL queries. One is about the subjects/groups and the other is for group naming/descriptions. It appears they need to access views in the same DB. Is that correct or is there a way to have them access separate DBs? There are two scenarios that are possible: 1) two completely SOR DBs, 2) one SOR and the grouper DB. Does either work?


Thank you,



On Oct 11, 2016, at 12:05 PM, Hyzer, Chris <> wrote:


Not that I know of, I think you need to construct the description from attributes in LDAP…


From:  [] On Behalf Of Jeff McCullough
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:39 PM
To: Gouper Users List <>
Subject: Re: [grouper-users] grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpression


I see I confused what was possible there. Let me take a slightly different tack. The LDAP loader puts some auto created text into the description for the groups it is managing. For most groups it is exactly what is needed. While I may need to switch to an SQL based loader group, is there a way to have the LDAP loader leave the description field as is?





On Oct 11, 2016, at 11:15 AM, Hyzer, Chris <> wrote:


groupAttributes are attributes retrieved from ldap, does the attribute “description” exist in ldap, and are you retrieving it?


if you leave this part out does it blank out a manual description or something?  If so is there a description you can construct from LDAP attributes?


On sql based loader groups it’s the SQL group sql query there is a col for description





From:  [] On Behalf Of Jeff McCullough
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:27 AM
To: Gouper Users List <>
Subject: [grouper-users] grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpression



Two questions:


1) I’m trying to use grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpression with an LDAP loader group. I did the LDAP loader setup using GSH. The only additional thing I’m adding, compared to other LDAP loader groups, is the groupDescriptionExpressionName so the description doesn’t change:


attributeAssign.getAttributeValueDelegate().assignValue(LoaderLdapUtils.grouperLoaderLdapGroupDescriptionExpressionName(), "${groupAttributes['description']}");


I get the following error when the job is run:


// Error: unable to evaluate command: Sourced file: inline evaluation of: ``loaderRunOneJob(group);'' : Error invoking compiled command: : Error in compiled command: java.lang.RuntimeException: edu.internet2.middleware.grouper.exception.ExpressionLanguageMissingVariableException: variable 'groupAttributes' is not defined in script: 'groupAttributes['description’]'

Any ideas?

2) Is there a similar attribute for SQL based loader groups?

Thank you,



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