ImportFile in Appeon Web

Devang Modi's picture

Hi Team,


We have existing code in PB application for ImportFile from .csv file. Now when we deploy this application in Web, this statement is returnning -5. 

Where should I select those files as part of deployment? in INI Files or External Files ? 
Do we need to handle it differently ? 


Thanks & Regards,

Devang Modi.

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Chris Pollach answered ImportFile in Appeon Web


Hi Devang;

  In the PowerServer (PS) Web world, the file could be in the main App's work folder or a sub-folder of that (or whereever you manually deployed it). The path for the Web App's working folder is normally something like ...

  • C:\Users\<O/S User>\AppData\Roaming\appeon\<Server>_<App Name>

  If you have deployed the CSV file as part of the PS Web App's deployment profile, the path to the file would be for example ...

  • C:\Users\<O/S User>\AppData\Roaming\appeon\<Server>_<App Name>\plugin

  To get the Web App's actual working path, use the of_getcachedir ( ) method in the Appeon External Functions object.

Note: The ImportFIle and ImportString commands have a slightly different behaviour in the Web & Mobile world vs native PB. Please read the PS Help for more details.


Regards ... Chris