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This function is used in Python Scripting.

Description

Writes the given data to the file at file path filename. If the file exists, the append argument determines whether or not it is overwritten (the default) or appended to. The data argument can be either a string or an array of bytes (commonly retrieved from a BLOB in a database or read from another file using system.file.readFileAsBytes).

Client Permission Restrictions

This scripting function has no Client Permission restrictions.

Syntax

system.file.writeFile(filepath, charData [, append, encoding])

  • Parameters

String filepath - The path of the file to write to.

String charData The character content to write to the file.

boolean append - If true(1), the file will be appended to if it already exists. If false(0), the file will be overwritten if it exists. The default is false(0). [optional]

String encoding - The character encoding of the file to write. Will throw an exception if the string does not represent a supported encoding. Common encodings are "UTF-8", "ISO-8859-1" and "US-ASCII". Default is "UTF-8". [Optional]

  • Returns

No return value

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Syntax

system.file.writeFile(filepath, data [, append, encoding])

  • Parameters

String filepath - The path of the file to write to.

byte[] data - The binary content to write to the file.

boolean append - If true(1), the file will be appended to if it already exists. If false(0), the file will be overwritten if it exists. The default is false(0). [optional]

  • Returns

No return value

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
Code Snippet
#This code would download a BLOB from a database and save it to a file.
 
resultSet = system.db.runQuery("SELECT file_data FROM Files WHERE id=12")
   if len(resultSet) > 0: # if the query returned anything...
      data = resultSet[0][0] # grab the BLOB at the 0th row and 0th column
      filename = system.file.saveFile("MyDownloadedFile.xyz")
      if filename is not None:
         system.file.writeFile(filename, data)
Code Snippet
# This code would write the contents of a text area to a file.
 
data = event.source.parent.getComponent("Text Area").text
filename = system.file.saveFile("MyDownloadedFile.txt")
if filename is not None:
   system.file.writeFile(filename, data)
Keywords

system file writeFile, file.writeFile  

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