Month: October 2008

Deleting Files from PeopleCode

We have an interface file that we want to delete for security reasons once we have processed the file.  But, deleting it from the Application  Engine was not as straight-forward as I would have thought.

This does not work:

RemoveDirectory("c:\temp\mytextfile.txt", %FilePath_Absolute);

So, Java to the rescue — this does:

Local JavaObject &javaFile;
&javaFile = CreateJavaObject("", "c:\temp\mytextfile.txt");

Update (8/20/2014):

Back when I wrote this post, I missed seeing the .Delete() method of the File API object.  That would be the better way to make this work.  Here’s an example:

Local File &file;
&file = GetFile("c:\temp\mytextfile.txt", "W", "A", %FilePath_Absolute);

(Thanks Tim and Andrew for pointing this out.)


News: New Certification

I just came across this new certification (at least to my knowledge new).  Somewhere I found a date of August 31st, but don’t quote me on that.

Any way, Oracle has a certification program for PeopleTools Developers.  I hope to work toward that path, and you may see some basic posts as I review the topics for the exam.  What better way to make sure you understand something than to explain it to someone else?

One question we have had is whether a “hands-on” course is required.  If you are self-taught or experience-taught in PeopleTools, do you have to take one of Oracle’s classes anyway as a requirement.  That has yet to be answered for me.

Check it out on Oracle’s website: