E-PC: GetFile Function Cannot Handle Filenames Containing Multiple Consecutive Periods

(Doc ID 1575078.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2018

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.52 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

GetFile function cannot handle filenames containing multiple consecutive periods. An "Invalid Parameter" error is obtained when trying to obtain such a file.

In order to replicate:

1) Create an Application Engine program or online PeopleCode program with the following code snippet:
Local File &MyFile;
&Attach_File_Name = "/dir1/dir2/Test.......Copy.xlsx";
If FileExists(&Attach_File_Name, %FilePath_Absolute) Then
  &MyFile = GetFile(&Attach_File_Name, "R", "", %FilePath_Absolute);
  &MyFile.Delete();
End-If;


2) The code fails with the following error:

"Invalid parameter /dir1/dir2/Test.......Copy.xlsx for function GetFile"

3) Same code works when a filename is used without multiple consecutive periods.

Cause

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