Creates a temporary file. This enables you to save data of any format to a temporary file. This file has a unique name and will be stored in a temporary file folder.

File.CreateTempFile[(TextEncoding.value)]

Parameters

File

Type: File

Use this variable to refer to the file.

TextEncoding

Value: MsDos, UTF8, UTF16, or Windows

Optionally, you can specify the encoding on the file. By specifying the text encoding, you ensure that all the language-specific characters are represented correctly in Microsoft Dynamics NAV when you read data and write data.

For more information, see Text Encoding.

Remarks

You can use this function together with NAME Function (File) and CLOSE Function (File).

Example

This example creates a temporary file that has the text Hello and then deletes the file by using the File.CLOSE function. This example requires that you create the following variable.

Variable DataType

FileName

File

Copy Code
FileName.CREATETEMPFILE;
FileName.WRITE('Hello');
FileName.CLOSE;

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