Creates an InStream object for a file. This enables you to import or read data from the file.
- Type: File The file that you want to create the InStream object for.
- The InStream object that will be used to read or write the data to the file.
The following example imports data from an XML document to a table. The code uses the OPEN Function (File) to open the XML document named NewCustomer.xml from a folder named Import on the C drive. The CREATEINSTREAM Function (File) creates a data stream to get the data from the XML document into the table. The IMPORT Function (XMLport) then imports, parses the data, and adds it as a record to the table by using an XMLport (50004). The CLOSE Function (File) then closes the data stream. This example assumes that you have created a NewCustomer.xml file in a folder that is named Import on the C drive and you have created an XMLport and given it ID 50004. This example requires that you create the following variables in the C/AL Globals window.
ImportXmlFile.OPEN('C:\Import\NewCustomer.xml'); ImportXmlFile.CREATEINSTREAM(XmlINStream); XMLPORT.IMPORT(50004, XmlINStream); ImportXmlFile.CLOSE;