Re: Alternatives to using utl_file

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:01:46 +0000
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Hello Niall,
I have written a "CREATE_DIRECTORY" package which is a security controlled implementation of CREATE ANY DIRECTORY specially for this purpose.. Feel free to use it and send me improvements. Cheers,

>still a security nightmare, but you could grant 'CREATE ANY DIRECTORY' to
>your application account and then create the directory object at runtime as

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 2:01 PM, John Dunn <> wrote:

> OK, thanks
> The biggest issue I have with utl_file is needing to define utl_file_dir=
> Since the directories we need to access are not known till run time we have
> to specify utl_file_dir=*, which is a security nightmare.
> **
> *John *

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