ORA-22288 Error Opening Files Using DBMS_LOB Using a UNC reference

(Doc ID 1312842.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 16th Jan 2017***


Able to use a Directory Alias defined using an UNC reference to access files using UTL_FILE.

Using the same directory access with a BFIle produces the following error.

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-22288: file or LOB operation FILEOPEN failed
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOB", line 744
ORA-06512: at line 16

UNC example.

SQL> create or replace directory FILES_DIR AS '\\MyServerName\Directory';


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