PL/SQL - Help needed on UTL_FILE Package


Please help me :

I have created a folder in Linux as

Then i have created a directory as testfile1 by giving the path /home/oracle/chinu.

Now i have written the below dummy package and when i am executing it s giving me a
error as Directory Not Found.

create or replace
PACKAGE body file_function
PROCEDURE file_import
  file_handle utl_file.file_type;
   v_file_name VARCHAR2(10) := 'test.txt';
  file_handle := SYS.utl_file.fopen('testfile1',v_file_name,'R');
  IF SYS.utl_file.is_open(file_handle) THEN
    dbms_output.put_line('Close Successfully');
END file_import;
END file_function;
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
From a quick scan of your code, my guess is the directory name in the call to UTL_FILE.FOPEN is incorrect.  Try running this query:

select directory_name from all_directories;

My guess is that the directory name is upper case.

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Alexander Eßer [Alex140181]Software DeveloperCommented:
johnsone's right, this is from official Oracle docs:

Directory location of file. This string is a directory object name and must be specified in upper case. Read privileges must be granted on this directory object for the UTL_FILE user to run FOPEN.

no pts please
chinmaya224Author Commented:
Thanks Boss ... this was a very silly Mistake ...
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