If I use the FOPEN command to open a file, then how do I check if the file was not opened?

What I need to do in PL/SQL is to check if a file exists, if it does then I want to perform some database operations, that do not deal with the file.  Then delete the file.  I don't need to read or write to the file.

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
How to check if it  opened:  No exception thrown:  probably opened.

When in doubt: UTL_FILE.IS_OPEN

Just to see if it exists:  ??? don't think there is a specific function for this.  I'd probably just do a quick readonly open then close.

delete the file: UTL_FILE.FREMOVE
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I was incorrect in the previos statement:

You can check if the file exists by using: FGETATTR

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InternAuthor Commented:
Thanks, could you give me a sample syntax of this command and checking if the file is open?

vInHandle utl_file.file_type;
  vInHandle := utl_file.fopen('DIR', 'test.txt', 'R');
  IF utl_file.is_open(vInHandle) THEN
    utl_file.fremove('DIR', 'test.txt);
   // Do something else
END fopen;

Is this right??
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InternAuthor Commented:
Guess I am to slow, I will check it out.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
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InternAuthor Commented:
Thanks alot, worked like a charm.
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