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Performing File IO with the TextIo Class [AX 2012]

The following X++ job code sample creates a file and writes to it. Next the code reads from the file, and prints every record to the Infolog.

The use of the FileIOPermission class is also illustrated. FileIoPermission is used to assert that the current method has the authority to call another method that checks for such authority.

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static void Job_File_IO_TextIo_Write_Read(Args _args)
    TextIo txIoRead, txIoWrite;
    FileIOPermission fioPermission;
    container containFromRead;
    int xx, iConLength;
    str sTempPath,
        sFileName = "Test_File_IO.txt",
    // Get the temporary path.
    sTempPath = WINAPI::getTempPath();
    info("File is at: " + sTempPath + sFileName);

    // Assert permission.
    fioPermission = new FileIOPermission
        (sTempPath + sFileName ,"RW");

    // If the test file already exists, delete it.
    if (WINAPI::fileExists(sFileName))
        WINAPI::deleteFile(sTempPath + sFileName);

    // Open a test file for writing.
    // "W" mode overwrites existing content, or creates the file.
    txIoWrite = new TextIo( sTempPath + sFileName ,"W");

    // Write records to the file.
    txIoWrite.write("Hello        World.");
    txIoWrite.write("The sky is blue.");
    txIoWrite.write("// EOFile");

    // Close the test file.
    txIoWrite = null;

    // Open the same file for reading.
    txIoRead = new TextIo(sTempPath + sFileName ,"R");
    // Read the entire file into a container.
    containFromRead =;

    // Loop through the container of file records.
    while (containFromRead)
        sOneRecord = "";
        iConLength = conLen(containFromRead);
        // Loop through the token in the current record.
        for (xx=1; xx <= iConLength; xx++)
            if (xx > 1) sOneRecord += " ";
            sOneRecord += conPeek(containFromRead ,xx);

        // Read the next record from the container.
        containFromRead =;

    // Close the test file.
    txIoRead = null;
    // Delete the test file.
    WINAPI::deleteFile(sTempPath + sFileName);

    // revertAssert is not really necessary here,
    // because the job (or method) is ending.

Performing File IO with the TextIo Class [AX 2012]

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