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Avoiding Hardcoding folder paths [message #180996] Thu, 06 July 2006 04:17 Go to next message
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Registered: April 2005
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There is a procedure which creates a file in a particular location in the remote server (Unix), at present the folder path is hardcoded,

Now the problem is the DB instance is being moved to another physical location, this may happen in future also, so what is the method to avoid hard coding the folder path in the procedure, what is a better work around for this one?

Any body who have come across the same and have a solution, kindly help me.


Re: Avoiding Hardcoding folder paths [message #181007 is a reply to message #180996] Thu, 06 July 2006 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: March 2005
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Why not pass the folder path as a parameter to the procedure? So whenever it changes, you just need to change it from calling application....

Re: Avoiding Hardcoding folder paths [message #181243 is a reply to message #180996] Fri, 07 July 2006 11:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Or put it in a table...
icon6.gif  Re: Avoiding Hardcoding folder paths [message #186712 is a reply to message #180996] Wed, 09 August 2006 03:35 Go to previous message
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There is a possible way.
Create a directory as shown,

CREATE DIRECTORY --directory_name-- AS '--file_path';

This directory can details can be viewed through DBA_DIRECTORIES.

Now call the directory_name as followed,


Better to store the directory_name in a constant variable.
If there is any change in the file_path, just alter the directory with the new path. You can use,

CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY --directory_name-- AS '--new_file_path--';

Try this...you will get things done.... Cool

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