This operational attribute holds a count of immediate subordinates of the current entry. (The count therefore does not include entries below immediate subordinates.)

As numSubordinates is an operational attribute client applications must request it explicitly in search results.

Support for the numSubordinates attribute is per entry. If it is present then its value is correct. Its absence does not, however, imply that there are no subordinates.

Origin draft-ietf-boreham-numsubordinates
Usage directoryOperation
Description Count of immediate subordinates
Substring Matching Rule caseExactSubstringsMatch
Equality Matching Rule integerMatch
Single Value true
Names numSubordinates
Ordering Matching Rule integerOrderingMatch
User Modification Allowed false
Schema File 00-core.ldif
Syntax Integer
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