Creating Folders on OS from PLSQL

Hello Experts,

Is it possible to create a folder from PLSQL.

My database version is 10g and OS version is Windows XP and Redhat Linux.

I want from examples for this.
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Swadhin RaySenior Technical Engineer Asked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
There is no direct way.

There is a trick from the link below that uses dbms_scehduler to call MKDIR.

http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/154053/2/

exec dbms_scheduler.create_job('mkdir','executable','/bin/mkdir',1,auto_drop=>false);
exec dbms_scheduler.set_job_argument_value('mkdir',1,'/tmp/newdir');
exec dbms_scheduler.run_job('mkdir');
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
you can't create physical directories  in OS using plsql..

there is an alternative way, you have to use external routines possibly a Java or C++ program which can do this for you..

i don't have this sample piece code for this, but you can refer to docs on how to call a routine from oracle

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/appdev.102/b14251/adfns_extern_proc.htm#i1019726
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sdstuberCommented:
if the system you want to create the directories in has an ftp server you could try

http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_3043.html

note, you would be limited to only those file systems exposed by the ftp server, but you could do it on multiple servers, all with pl/sql
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Swadhin RaySenior Technical Engineer Author Commented:
Thanks experts for you comments. I will try all the possible method and update as soon as possible.
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Swadhin RaySenior Technical Engineer Author Commented:
By getting all the inputs I have used the JAVA source to solve my problem.

here are the steps that I used to accomplish my problem :
1)      Created a JAVA SOURCE on Oracle database.
2)      Create a wrapper to make use of the JAVA Source and named it like runOScm.
3)      Login with SYS user and grant DBMS_JAVA read, write and execute to the users from where we want to run the export (Export is my main issue where I am having a table with file name and doc contain with Langraw column )
4)      Then i had run the runOScm from java granted users to create folder.
5) Finally wrote one program which exported the LangRaw column i.e. contains pdf's , .doc files to folders based on its file name using UTL File.
6) Finally used script to FTP all the folders to other remote DB.


This is really great :-)  Thanks a ton experts..
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