ORA-22288 When Using DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN to Access a Folder Having Two Dots(..) in the Name

(Doc ID 730511.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

PL/SQL - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 27-Sep-2013***

Symptoms

Attempting to access a file whose path contains a folder whose name consists of two dots, for example /top/oracle/files/ABC..XYZ/file1.txt, using DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN fails with:


ORA-22288: file or LOB operation FILEOPEN failed parent directory references exist

Cause

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