A subtree view can be used to make a portion of the DIT available to a client by associating a request processor with a base DN. Subtree views allow you to route operations concerning one set of data to a particular set of data sources, and operations concerning another set of data to another set of data sources. Multiple subtree views may be involved in processing a request, such as for searches that have a scope that is larger than the subtree view.

The subtree view includes a single base DN used to identify the portion of the DIT. They may have hierarchical relationships, for example one subtree view could be configured for dc=example,dc=com and another for ou=People,dc=example,dc=com.

For information about configuring a subtree view, see Configuring Subtree Views.