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Directory Services Attribute

Employee Work Address (postalAddress)

Attribute details

LDAP postalAddress attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Employee's office (work) mailing address.

This information is provided only for faculty, staff, and graduate assistant employees of the Texas A&M System.
Attribute Name: 'postalAddress'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued (treated as Single-valued)
Format: Postal Address
The lines in the address are separated by the dollar '$' sign.
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreListMatch SUBSTR caseIgnoreListSubstringsMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: If (present in EDW feed) AND (employmentStatus != 'R') AND (facultyRank != 'S') ⇒
  • Line 1: systemMemberName
  • Line 2: deptName
  • Line 3: campusMailStop TAMU/TAMUQ/TAMUS
    • TAMU is set if (adloc != '02470000' AND adlocSystemMember = '02')
    • TAMUQ is set if (adloc == '02470000' OR adlocSystemMember = '92')
    • TAMUS is set if (adlocSystemMember NOT IN ('02','92'))
  • Line 4:
        If workZip == '77843', then Line 4 == workCity, workState workZip-campusMailStop
        else Line 4 == workCity, workState workZip
Note: systemMemberName and deptName are derived from the employee's emploc. If the emploc code does not resolve to a valid department, the employee's adloc code is used to obtain the deptName. workCity, workState, workZip and campusMailStop are employee-defined in Workday.

Directory-specific details

LDAP postalAddress attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
White Pages Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: organizationalPerson organizationalPerson
Required: no no
Indexing: none none
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted. If tamuEduSuppress is set to administrative, name, or studentEmployment, nonauthenticated (anonymous) users have no access.
Otherwise, nonauthenticated users have read access.
(White Pages Directory supports anonymous binds only.)
Usage: directory search web service directory search
Example(s): Texas A&M University
Division of Information Technology
3363 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3363
Texas A&M University
Division of Information Technology
3363 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3363