UTL_FILE.FOPEN Raises ORA-29283 Using A CIFS Mounted Directory (Doc ID 1121374.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 8th Apr 2016***

Symptoms

UTL_FILE.FOPEN fails to read from a file on a CIFS (Common Internet File System) mounted network directory which has been previously created using the UTL_FILE in write mode.

The error raised is:

ORA-29283: invalid file operation

Cause

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