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Writing output to a file

 
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Hello,
I'm a beginner in Java. I'm creating a file so i can write my query results to it. This is what i'm doing:

when i run this : it always give a "could not create file". Could anyone please tell me what im doing wrong. THanks for your help.
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It looks to me like you're trying to write to a path and not to a file.
 
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So, how do i write to a file?. I tried this:

Its still giving me could not create file
 
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Originally posted by aliya sharma:
Its still giving me could not create file

The first thing to do is to display the actual exception. This will tell you why the file cannot be written. Perhaps the directory path doesn't exist or isn't writable by you.Once you know the error, we can help you go from there.
 
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Hello David,
Its still giving me could not create file
The above is the code that i had in my catch method and which i had pasted as well.
Anywayz, i have figured out the problem. Thanks for your help , Jeff.

Aliya
 
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Would you mind sharing your solution for posterities sake?

Layne
 
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Originally posted by aliya sharma:
The above [ my code -DH ] is the code that i had in my catch method and which i had pasted as well.

No, the code you pasted did not include the output of the stack trace from the real exception. With the extra line I added, it would have displayed something likeBy catching IOException and tossing it away, you threw out the reason for the exception.
 
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Moving this to the I/O and Streams forum...
 
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