DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN Returns ORA-22288 When Using A Directory Pointing To '/'

(Doc ID 2357124.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle EE application package uses DBMS_LOB.LOADCLOBFROMFILE. Upgraded database from to, and now this package is failing on ORA-22288 during DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN.

It uses a directory named ROOT pointing to "/", and this has worked fine until the upgrade. This issue is only occurring with the directory in "/".

The package is failing with ORA-22288 during DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN only in database version and the same package worked fine in 11g version database.


 Database upgraded from to


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