Exporting data as Insert Statements from Active Directory

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This tutorial explains how to export data from Active Directory as insert statements using our Admin Tools; To export data first connect to the directory server (To create a new connection please see Connecting to Active Directory remotely )


After successful connection, select the entry you want to export and select “Insert Statements” from right click context menu


Active Directory export as insert statements


On the wizard page, just provide the “Insert Statement File Name”, increase the “Count Limit” to expected number of records, leave everything else to default and click finish.



Fill out the wizard page that is displayed as follows and click finish:

Active Directory export as insert statements




File Name

The SQL file to export to. Type in the full path or browse, to select the path on the file system. The drop-down list provides a history of recently used files.

Search Base

The base DN of the search. You could edit the DN or select a recently used DN from drop-down list or browse  to open the DN Selector dialog.


Enter a valid Active Directory search filter. The drop-down list provides a history of recently used filters. A click to the filter editor button opens the Create Filter dialog.

Returning Attributes

A list of attributes to return, the default is All User Attribute with DN. You can select the option from the drop down menu. The drop down menu provides the following options:

All User Attributes with DN

  Select from the List ....

Select from the List option will open the Select Attributes Dialog, where you can select the attributes to return. You can also open the select attributes dialog from the Browse.. Button.

Search Scope

You can choose from the following options:

Base (Search only the base - this option will only return the base entry)

One Level (Search only the immediate children of base DN)

Subtree (Search the base DN and all its subentries)

Count Limit

The maximum number of entries the server should return, value 0 (zero)means no limit. Note that this value is a client-side limit; it's possible that also a server-side limit is used.

Time Limit

The maximum time in milliseconds the server should search. Value 0 (zero) means no limit. Note that this value is a client-side value; it's possible that also a server-side limit is used.

Enable Referrals

An indicator whether to follow referrals or not.

Replace file if Exists

If the export file already exists, you must permit to overwrite the file or it will ask when you click finish.

Restore Defaults

Restore Defaults will restore the default filter and all the other fields to default values.

To view the file on finish, click the “Open File”.


Active Directory Export as insert Statements



Select attributes to export

To select the attributes from the list, select the “Select from the List…” from the returning attributes drop down, It will open the dialog where you can select the list of attributes to export
Or type in the attributes separated by “,” like dn, cn, mail

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See Also: Importing SQL Statements