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Check if a file exist

From abap i need to check if a file exist on the client pc.

Is this possible ?

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  • Posted on Feb 03, 2005 at 07:33 PM

    Sure, use CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES. There is a method called FILE_EXIST.

    Regards,

    Rich Heilman

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    • Here is a quick & dirty example program for ya.

      
      report zrich_0004 .
      
      data: file type string,
            result(1) type c.
      
      
      start-of-selection.
      
        file = 'C:/abaps/test.txt'.
      
        call method cl_gui_frontend_services=>file_exist
          exporting
            file            = file
          receiving
            result          = result.
      
      
        if result = 'X'.
          write:/ 'file does exist'.
        else.
          write:/ 'file not found'.
        endif.
      
      

      Regards,

      Rich Heilman

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