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fAttributeReadOnly (Function)
In french: fAttributLectureSeule
Specifies whether a text file is read-only and changes the read-only attribute of a file.
Versions 24 and later
Windows This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows.
New in version 24
Windows This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows.
Windows This function is now available for WEBDEV sites in Windows.
Example
Reports and Queries
IF fAttributeReadOnly("C:\temp\Test.doc") = True THEN
Trace("The C:\temp\Test.doc file is read-only")
END
Syntax

Finding out whether a file is read-only Hide the details

<Result> = fAttributeReadOnly(<File name>)
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the file is read-only,
  • False otherwise. The ErrorOccurred variable returns True if an error occurred.
<File name>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of file (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used.
Versions 15 and later
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Reports and Queries

Making a file read-only Hide the details

<Result> = fAttributeReadOnly(<File name> , <Change attribute>)
<Result>: Boolean
Previous status of the file:
  • True if the file was read-only,
  • False otherwise.
    The ErrorOccurred variable returns True if an error occurred.
<File name>: Character string (with quotes)
Name and full (or relative) path of file (up to 260 characters). A UNC path can be used.
Versions 15 and later
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
New in version 15
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
Windows This parameter can be in Ansi or Unicode format.
<Change attribute>: Boolean
  • True to make the file read-only,
  • False otherwise.
Remarks

Notes

This function is faster than fAttribute.
Reports and Queries

Operating mode in Windows Vista (and later)

If this function does not operate properly in Windows Vista (and later), check whether the file or directory used is not in one of the system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
Indeed, in Windows Vista (and later), with the UAC mechanism (User Account Control) enabled, you must have the administrator privileges to handle and/or modify the files or directories in the system directories (Windows directory or "Program Files" directory).
Programming tip: To handle and/or modify the files or directories without administrator privileges, you should:
  • avoid writing into the Windows directory or into the "Program Files" directory,
  • use the system directory corresponding to the application (returned by SysDir associated with the srCommonAppData constant).
Component : wd250std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 10
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