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ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed

user12879396 Newbie
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I am using the following procedure for email the with attachment. it give the error, while I have check the directory rights is OK, also check the following thread
Error Message is ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
but no result,

I do this on clone working fine, but production not working fine while I found one thing that the file generate in temp folder of clone while in Production did not generate.


CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE APPS.mail_files (p_from_name VARCHAR2,
p_to_name VARCHAR2,
p_subject VARCHAR2,
p_message VARCHAR2,
p_oracle_directory VARCHAR2,
p_binary_file VARCHAR2)
IS
-- Example procedure to send a mail with an in line attachment
-- encoded in Base64
-- this procedure uses the following nested functions:
-- binary_attachment - calls:
-- begin_attachment - calls:
-- write_boundary
-- write_mime_header
--
-- end attachment - calls;
-- write_boundary

-- change the following line to refer to your mail server
v_smtp_server VARCHAR2(1000) := 'mail.company.com';
v_smtp_server_port NUMBER := 25;
v_directory_name VARCHAR2(1000) ;
v_file_name VARCHAR2(1000);
v_mesg VARCHAR2(32767);
v_conn UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION;

--

PROCEDURE write_mime_header(p_conn in out nocopy utl_smtp.connection,
p_name in varchar2,
p_value in varchar2)
IS
BEGIN
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA(
p_conn,
UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_RAW( p_name || ': ' || p_value || UTL_TCP.CRLF)
);
END write_mime_header;

--

PROCEDURE write_boundary(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
p_last IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT false)
IS
BEGIN
IF (p_last) THEN
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, '--DMW.Boundary.605592468--'||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
ELSE
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, '--DMW.Boundary.605592468'||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
END IF;
END write_boundary;

--

PROCEDURE end_attachment(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
p_last IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT TRUE)
IS
BEGIN
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, UTL_TCP.CRLF);
IF (p_last) THEN
write_boundary(p_conn, p_last);
END IF;
END end_attachment;

--

PROCEDURE begin_attachment(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
p_mime_type IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 'text/plain',
p_inline IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT false,
p_filename IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT null,
p_transfer_enc in VARCHAR2 DEFAULT null)
IS
BEGIN
write_boundary(p_conn);
IF (p_transfer_enc IS NOT NULL) THEN
write_mime_header(p_conn, 'Content-Transfer-Encoding',p_transfer_enc);
END IF;
write_mime_header(p_conn, 'Content-Type', p_mime_type);
IF (p_filename IS NOT NULL) THEN
IF (p_inline) THEN
write_mime_header(
p_conn,
'Content-Disposition', 'inline; filename="' || p_filename || '"'
);
ELSE
write_mime_header(
p_conn,
'Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="' || p_filename || '"'
);
END IF;
END IF;
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, UTL_TCP.CRLF);
END begin_attachment;

--

PROCEDURE binary_attachment(p_conn IN OUT UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
p_file_name IN VARCHAR2,
p_mime_type in VARCHAR2)
IS
c_max_line_width CONSTANT PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT 54;
v_amt BINARY_INTEGER := 672 * 3; /* ensures proper format; 2016 */
v_bfile BFILE;
v_file_length PLS_INTEGER;
v_buf RAW(2100);
v_modulo PLS_INTEGER;
v_pieces PLS_INTEGER;
v_file_pos pls_integer := 1;
BEGIN
begin_attachment(
p_conn => p_conn,
p_mime_type => p_mime_type,
p_inline => TRUE,
p_filename => p_file_name,
p_transfer_enc => 'base64');
BEGIN
v_bfile := BFILENAME(p_oracle_directory, p_file_name);
-- Get the size of the file to be attached
v_file_length := DBMS_LOB.GETLENGTH(v_bfile);
-- Calculate the number of pieces the file will be split up into
v_pieces := TRUNC(v_file_length / v_amt);
-- Calculate the remainder after dividing the file into v_amt chunks
v_modulo := MOD(v_file_length, v_amt);
IF (v_modulo <> 0) THEN
-- Since the file does not devide equally
-- we need to go round the loop an extra time to write the last
-- few bytes - so add one to the loop counter.
v_pieces := v_pieces + 1;
END IF;
DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN(v_bfile, DBMS_LOB.FILE_READONLY);
FOR i IN 1 .. v_pieces LOOP
-- we can read at the beginning of the loop as we have already calculated
-- how many iterations we will take and so do not need to check
-- end of file inside the loop.
v_buf := NULL;
DBMS_LOB.READ(v_bfile, v_amt, v_file_pos, v_buf);
v_file_pos := I * v_amt + 1;
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA(p_conn, UTL_ENCODE.BASE64_ENCODE(v_buf));
END LOOP;
END;
DBMS_LOB.FILECLOSE(v_bfile);
end_attachment(p_conn => p_conn);
EXCEPTION
WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
end_attachment(p_conn => p_conn);
DBMS_LOB.FILECLOSE(v_bfile);
END binary_attachment;

--
-- Main Routine
--
BEGIN
--
-- Connect and set up header information:
--
v_conn:= UTL_SMTP.OPEN_CONNECTION( v_smtp_server, v_smtp_server_port );
UTL_SMTP.HELO( v_conn, v_smtp_server );
UTL_SMTP.MAIL( v_conn, p_from_name );
UTL_SMTP.RCPT( v_conn, p_to_name );
UTL_SMTP.OPEN_DATA ( v_conn );
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(v_conn, 'Subject: '||p_subject||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
--
v_mesg:= 'Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
'Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="DMW.Boundary.605592468"' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
'Mime-Version: 1.0' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
'--DMW.Boundary.605592468' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
'Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary'||UTL_TCP.CRLF||
'Content-Type: text/plain' ||UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
UTL_TCP.CRLF || p_message || UTL_TCP.CRLF ;
--
UTL_SMTP.write_data(v_conn, 'To: ' || p_to_name || UTL_TCP.crlf);
UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA ( v_conn, UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_RAW(v_mesg) );
--
-- Add the Attachment
--
binary_attachment(
p_conn => v_conn,
p_file_name => p_binary_file,
-- Modify the mime type at the beginning of this line depending
-- on the type of file being loaded.
p_mime_type => 'text/plain; name="'||p_binary_file||'"'
);
--
-- Send the email
--
UTL_SMTP.CLOSE_DATA( v_conn );
UTL_SMTP.QUIT( v_conn );
END;
/

Error
ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
No such file or directory
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOB", line 678
ORA-06512: at "APPS.MAIL_FILES", line 122
ORA-06512: at "APPS.MAIL_FILES", line 179
ORA-06512: at line 2
  • 1. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    Solomon Yakobson Guru
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    I don't see where p_oracle_directory is assigned.

    SY.
  • 2. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
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    /oracle/test/inst/apps/erp-server/logs/appl/conc/out


    CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY
    DIR AS
    '/oracle/test/inst/apps/erp-server/logs/appl/conc/out';

    GRANT EXECUTE, READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO APPS WITH GRANT OPTION;

    GRANT READ ON DIRECTORY DIR TO PUBLIC;

    GRANT EXECUTE, READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO SYS;
  • 3. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    Solomon Yakobson Guru
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    It is not what I am asking. Your main code calls:
    binary_attachment(
    p_conn => v_conn,
    p_file_name => p_binary_file,
    -- Modify the mime type at the beginning of this line depending
    -- on the type of file being loaded.
    p_mime_type => 'text/plain; name="'||p_binary_file||'"'
    );
    And procedure binary_attachment tries to execute:
    v_bfile := BFILENAME(p_oracle_directory, p_file_name);
    while p_oracle_directory isn't assigned.

    SY.
  • 4. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
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    solomon this procedure work fine in clone but not work in production.
  • 5. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    sb92075 Guru
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    user12879396 wrote:
    solomon this procedure work fine in clone but not work in production.
    100% devoid of actionable details.

    is COPY & PASTE broken for you?

    what error gets reported when is "not work"?
  • 6. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
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    Error
    ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    No such file or directory
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOB", line 678
    ORA-06512: at "APPS.MAIL_FILES", line 122
    ORA-06512: at "APPS.MAIL_FILES", line 179
    ORA-06512: at line 2
  • 7. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE APPS.mail_files (p_from_name VARCHAR2,
    p_to_name VARCHAR2,
    p_subject VARCHAR2,
    p_message VARCHAR2,
    p_oracle_directory VARCHAR2,
    p_binary_file VARCHAR2)
    IS
    -- Example procedure to send a mail with an in line attachment
    -- encoded in Base64
    -- this procedure uses the following nested functions:
    -- binary_attachment - calls:
    -- begin_attachment - calls:
    -- write_boundary
    -- write_mime_header
    --
    -- end attachment - calls;
    -- write_boundary

    -- change the following line to refer to your mail server
    v_smtp_server VARCHAR2(1000) := 'mail.company.com';
    v_smtp_server_port NUMBER := 25;
    v_directory_name VARCHAR2(1000);
    v_file_name VARCHAR2(1000);
    v_mesg VARCHAR2(32767);
    v_conn UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION;

    --

    PROCEDURE write_mime_header(p_conn in out nocopy utl_smtp.connection,
    p_name in varchar2,
    p_value in varchar2)
    IS
    BEGIN
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA(
    p_conn,
    UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_RAW( p_name || ': ' || p_value || UTL_TCP.CRLF)
    );
    END write_mime_header;

    --

    PROCEDURE write_boundary(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
    p_last IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT false)
    IS
    BEGIN
    IF (p_last) THEN
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, '--DMW.Boundary.605592468--'||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
    ELSE
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, '--DMW.Boundary.605592468'||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
    END IF;
    END write_boundary;

    --

    PROCEDURE end_attachment(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
    p_last IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT TRUE)
    IS
    BEGIN
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, UTL_TCP.CRLF);
    IF (p_last) THEN
    write_boundary(p_conn, p_last);
    END IF;
    END end_attachment;

    --

    PROCEDURE begin_attachment(p_conn IN OUT NOCOPY UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
    p_mime_type IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT 'text/plain',
    p_inline IN BOOLEAN DEFAULT false,
    p_filename IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT null,
    p_transfer_enc in VARCHAR2 DEFAULT null)
    IS
    BEGIN
    write_boundary(p_conn);
    IF (p_transfer_enc IS NOT NULL) THEN
    write_mime_header(p_conn, 'Content-Transfer-Encoding',p_transfer_enc);
    END IF;
    write_mime_header(p_conn, 'Content-Type', p_mime_type);
    IF (p_filename IS NOT NULL) THEN
    IF (p_inline) THEN
    write_mime_header(
    p_conn,
    'Content-Disposition', 'inline; filename="' || p_filename || '"'
    );
    ELSE
    write_mime_header(
    p_conn,
    'Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="' || p_filename || '"'
    );
    END IF;
    END IF;
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(p_conn, UTL_TCP.CRLF);
    END begin_attachment;

    --

    PROCEDURE binary_attachment(p_conn IN OUT UTL_SMTP.CONNECTION,
    p_file_name IN VARCHAR2,
    p_mime_type in VARCHAR2)
    IS
    c_max_line_width CONSTANT PLS_INTEGER DEFAULT 54;
    v_amt BINARY_INTEGER := 672 * 3; /* ensures proper format; 2016 */
    v_bfile BFILE;
    v_file_length PLS_INTEGER;
    v_buf RAW(2100);
    v_modulo PLS_INTEGER;
    v_pieces PLS_INTEGER;
    v_file_pos pls_integer := 1;
    BEGIN
    begin_attachment(
    p_conn => p_conn,
    p_mime_type => p_mime_type,
    p_inline => TRUE,
    p_filename => p_file_name,
    p_transfer_enc => 'base64');
    BEGIN


    v_bfile := BFILENAME(p_oracle_directory, p_file_name);

    -- Get the size of the file to be attached
    v_file_length := DBMS_LOB.GETLENGTH(v_bfile);

    -- Calculate the number of pieces the file will be split up into
    v_pieces := TRUNC(v_file_length / v_amt);
    -- Calculate the remainder after dividing the file into v_amt chunks
    v_modulo := MOD(v_file_length, v_amt);
    IF (v_modulo <> 0) THEN
    -- Since the file does not devide equally
    -- we need to go round the loop an extra time to write the last
    -- few bytes - so add one to the loop counter.
    v_pieces := v_pieces + 1;
    END IF;
    DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN(v_bfile, DBMS_LOB.FILE_READONLY);
    FOR i IN 1 .. v_pieces LOOP
    -- we can read at the beginning of the loop as we have already calculated
    -- how many iterations we will take and so do not need to check
    -- end of file inside the loop.
    v_buf := NULL;
    DBMS_LOB.READ(v_bfile, v_amt, v_file_pos, v_buf);
    v_file_pos := I * v_amt + 1;
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA(p_conn, UTL_ENCODE.BASE64_ENCODE(v_buf));
    END LOOP;
    END;
    DBMS_LOB.FILECLOSE(v_bfile);
    end_attachment(p_conn => p_conn);
    EXCEPTION
    WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
    end_attachment(p_conn => p_conn);
    DBMS_LOB.FILECLOSE(v_bfile);
    END binary_attachment;

    --
    -- Main Routine
    --
    BEGIN
    --
    -- Connect and set up header information:
    --
    v_conn:= UTL_SMTP.OPEN_CONNECTION( v_smtp_server, v_smtp_server_port );

    UTL_SMTP.HELO( v_conn, v_smtp_server );
    UTL_SMTP.MAIL( v_conn, p_from_name );
    UTL_SMTP.RCPT( v_conn, p_to_name );
    UTL_SMTP.OPEN_DATA ( v_conn );
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_DATA(v_conn, 'Subject: '||p_subject||UTL_TCP.CRLF);
    --
    v_mesg:= 'Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
    'Content-Type: multipart/mixed;boundary="DMW.Boundary.605592468"' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
    'Mime-Version: 1.0' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
    '--DMW.Boundary.605592468' || UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
    'Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary'||UTL_TCP.CRLF||
    'Content-Type: text/plain' ||UTL_TCP.CRLF ||
    UTL_TCP.CRLF || p_message || UTL_TCP.CRLF ;
    --
    UTL_SMTP.write_data(v_conn, 'To: ' || p_to_name || UTL_TCP.crlf);
    UTL_SMTP.WRITE_RAW_DATA ( v_conn, UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_RAW(v_mesg) );
    --
    -- Add the Attachment
    --

    binary_attachment(
    p_conn => v_conn,
    p_file_name => p_binary_file,
    -- Modify the mime type at the beginning of this line depending
    -- on the type of file being loaded.
    p_mime_type => 'text/plain; name="'||p_binary_file||'"'
    );
    --
    -- Send the email
    --

    UTL_SMTP.CLOSE_DATA( v_conn );
    UTL_SMTP.QUIT( v_conn );
    END;
    /

    Edited by: user12879396 on Oct 22, 2012 10:39 AM
  • 8. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    Solomon Yakobson Guru
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    OK. I will assume value to p_oracle_directory is assigned somewhere in your code. Then you need to find that place in your code and make sure directory DIR is assigned to p_oracle_directory in upper case, otherwise you'll get exactly what you got:
    SQL> CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY 
      2  DIR AS 
      3  'c:\temp'
      4  /
    
    Directory created.
    
    SQL> DECLARE
      2      v_bfile BFILE;
      3      p_oracle_directory varchar2(10) := 'DIR';
      4      v_file_length PLS_INTEGER;
      5  BEGIN
      6      v_bfile := BFILENAME(p_oracle_directory, 'x.sql');
      7      v_file_length := DBMS_LOB.GETLENGTH(v_bfile);
      8      DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN(v_bfile, DBMS_LOB.FILE_READONLY);
      9  END;
     10  /
    
    PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.
    
    SQL> DECLARE
      2      v_bfile BFILE;
      3      p_oracle_directory varchar2(10) := 'dir'; -- here directory name is in lower case
      4      v_file_length PLS_INTEGER;
      5  BEGIN
      6      v_bfile := BFILENAME(p_oracle_directory, 'x.sql');
      7      v_file_length := DBMS_LOB.GETLENGTH(v_bfile);
      8      DBMS_LOB.FILEOPEN(v_bfile, DBMS_LOB.FILE_READONLY);
      9  END;
     10  /
    DECLARE
    *
    ERROR at line 1:
    ORA-22285: non-existent directory or file for GETLENGTH operation
    ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOB", line 566
    ORA-06512: at line 7
    
    
    SQL> 
    SY.
  • 9. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
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    Solomon Yakobson p_oracle_directory this is the parameter of procedure which pass at the time of execution in code it mention

    EXEC
    mail_files('abc@mycompanyi.com',
    'abc@mycompanyi.com',
    'Subject Test Email Attachment',
    'Message Test Email Attachment',
    'DIR','XXSUPPSTMTSTE_681129_1.PDF');

    end;

    Edited by: user12879396 on Oct 22, 2012 10:57 PM
  • 10. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    Solomon Yakobson Guru
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    user12879396 wrote:
    p_oracle_directory this is the parameter of procedure which pass at the time of execution in code it mention
    Then make sure file /oracle/test/inst/apps/erp-server/logs/appl/conc/out/XXSUPPSTMTSTE_681129_1.PDF exists on database server and OS user oracle can read it.

    SY.
  • 12. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    oracle/test/inst/apps/erp-server/logs/appl/conc/out/XXSUPPSTMTSTE_681129_1.PDF thid file exist in DB Server with full Permission
  • 13. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    user12879396 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    select bfilename('DIR','ABC.PDF') from dual

    When I use the above query it show the following

    DIR//ABC.PDF  (NoExist)

    while I have Create the directory by the following command and physical file exist in this path.

    CREATE OR REPLACE DIRECTORY
    DIR AS
    '/oracle/PROD/inst/apps/PROD/logs/appl/conc/out';


    GRANT EXECUTE, READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO APPS WITH GRANT OPTION;

    GRANT READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO PUBLIC;

    GRANT READ, WRITE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO SYS WITH GRANT OPTION;
    GRANT EXECUTE ON DIRECTORY DIR TO SYS;
  • 14. Re: ORA-22288: file or LOB operation GETLENGTH failed
    AlbertoFaenza Expert
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    Hi,

    as Solomon said the file should be accessible.

    Try the query below in your test environment. You should be able to access the file and get File exists as output:
    select CASE dbms_lob.fileexists(bfilename('DIR', 'XXSUPPSTMTSTE_681129_1.PDF')) 
              WHEN 0 THEN 'File does not exist or it is not accessible'
              WHEN 1 THEN 'File exists'
           END AS check_file
           FROM DUAL;
    Regards.
    Al
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