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Can one read/write files from PL/SQL?

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Can one read/write files from PL/SQL?
posted Feb 2, 2015 by Archana

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Included in Oracle 7.3 is a UTL_FILE package that can read and write files. The directory you intend writing to has to be in your INIT.ORA file (see UTL_FILE_DIR=... parameter). Before Oracle 7.3 the only means of writing a file was to use DBMS_OUTPUT with the SQL*Plus SPOOL command.
DECLARE
fileHandler UTL_FILE.FILE_TYPE;
BEGIN
fileHandler := UTL_FILE.FOPEN('/home/oracle/tmp', 'myoutput','W');
UTL_FILE.PUTF(fileHandler, 'Value of func1 is %s\n', func1(1));
UTL_FILE.FCLOSE(fileHandler);
END;

answer Feb 3, 2015 by Arun Gowda
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