Finding the Underlying Cause For "ORA-29283: invalid file operation" Error When Using the UTL_FILE Package.
(Doc ID 1313404.1)
Last updated on DECEMBER 17, 2019
PL/SQL - Version 10.2.0.1 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
This Note will help with the analysis for determining the actual underlying cause for the "ORA-29283: invalid file operation" error when using the UTL_FILE package and the UTL_FILE.FOPEN call.
The "ORA-29283: invalid file operation" error is more of a general error and gives no indication on if the error is due to a lack of OS privileges on the directory, a lack of OS privileges on the file or even if the file is missing. This Note will show how to trace that actual C calls being made at the OS level to interact with the file. Based on the trace it will be fairly obvious as to the real cause for the "ORA-29283: invalid file operation" error.
The intended audience can be the DBA or Developer looking to trouble-shoot the error. The execution of the truss utility (strace on Linux) may require additional privileges from the OS system administrator.
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