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  1. #1
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    N.T. 4.0, Oracle 8.1.6.

    I placed parameter, 'util_file_dir = *' in init.ora

    I then bounced the database.

    I recompiled the procedure.
    util_file.open still returns the invalid_path error.
    My address syntax and address is valid.

    Identical procedure worked in Oracle 8.0. Again, the file path is correct, and is located on the server that the database is located on.

    What else can I do?

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    Originally posted by DwightH
    'util_file_dir = *' in init.ora
    Is this a typo? As it repeats both in your message and in the message header, I'm suspecting it is not - so this might be the source of your problems. The parameter name is UTL_FILE_DIR, not UTIL_FILE_DIR
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    hi,
    check for the path. in UNIX its case sensitive.

    if the problem still persists send accross the code.
    thx

    Cheers!
    OraKid.

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    reading a file

    Im trying to read a file.
    but always I have a problem if the directory

    Code:
    CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE PROC_read_file (
    		 p_directory    in varchar2, 
    		 p_file_name    in varchar2
    		 ) is
    
    file_to_read        utl_file.file_type;
    line                   varchar2(10000) := NULL;
    
    begin
        utl_file.fclose(file_to_read);
        file_to_read := utl_file.fopen(p_directory,p_file_name, 'R');
        loop
        .
        .
        .
    pass to the "file_to_read := utl_file.fopen(p_directory,p_file_name, 'R');"
    and go to the exception - invalid_path

    as the parameter p_directory in put 'C:\path' and the file 'arq1.csv' because is a excel file separate for comma

    anybody may help me?
    thanks for all

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    the directory needs to be an oracle direcotry object, not the real directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by davey23uk
    the directory needs to be an oracle direcotry object, not the real directory
    That's not correct, if my memory still works the way it used to do... it has to be the actual path.

    NaPraia... Would you mind in posting a whole sqplus session executing the procedure and then also posting a dir showing us the directory and its content?
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    Talking

    Maybe the parameter name in init.ora should actually be:

    UTL_FILE_DIR=*

    and not util_file_dir!

    Ooops, just saw that Jurij Modic already had caught it...
    Last edited by LKBrwn_DBA; 04-24-2008 at 02:06 PM.
    "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." --Chinese Proverb

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    and that the post you are replying to is 7 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by davey23uk
    and that the post you are replying to is 7 years old
    Wow! Has been a long day...
    "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." --Chinese Proverb

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    thanks!!
    i was forgotten to see the utl_file_dir.
    but now a have a new problem, i don´t have acess to this directory, and i don´t find the DBA to give me access.

    see you

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