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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Red face Unanswered: Sys.utl_file


    i'm using oracle 9.x , i'm develop a code for to insert the records from excel sheet,After When I run the follwing code it will return the error
    ORA-06512: at line 7

    fhandle utl_file.file_type;

    fbuffer varchar2(4096);

    fhandle := utl_file.fopen (' C:\Documents and Settings\venkat\Desktop', '$30 new list.csv', 'r');
    while true loop
    utl_file.get_line (fhandle, fbuffer);
    insert into temp_sqlldr(MEM_ID, MEM_FNAME)
    select (substr(fbuffer,1,instr(fbuffer,','))),
    from dual;
    end loop;

    Errors :
    ORA-06510: PL/SQL: unhandled user-defined exception
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_FILE", line 120
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_FILE", line 204
    ORA-06512: at line 7

    What could be the reason. Pls clarify with some small example how this error is comming and how to eliminate.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    Where the Surf Meets the Turf @Del Mar, CA
    Provided Answers: 1
    >What could be the reason(sic ?)
    UTL_FILE can only operatate against directories/files which are local to the server, that have appropriate permissions, and that have been enabled via initSID.ora parameter.
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  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
    In addition, the use of UTL_FILE_DIR is advised against on security grounds. The advice now is to create a directory and use that instead.

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