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CreateFile is used to create a new FileType Object organized by this Object. The created file can be written using the Write Method of the FileType.


[in] String 	fileName
[in] Boolean 	requestFileOpen
[out] NodeId 	fileNodeId
[out] UInt32 	fileHandle
Argument Description
fileName    The name of the file to create. The name is used for the BrowseName and DisplayName of the file object and also for the file in the file system.   For the BrowseName, the fileName is used for the name part of the QualifiedName. The namespace index is Server specific.For the DisplayName, the fileName is used for the text part of the LocalizedText. The locale part is Server specific.
requestFileOpen Flag indicating if the new file should be opened with the Write and Read bits set in the open mode after the creation of the file. If the flag is set to True, the file is created and opened for writing. If the flag is set to False, the file is just created.
fileNodeId The NodeId of the created file Object.
fileHandle    The fileHandle is returned if the requestFileOpen is set to True.   The fileNodeId and the fileHandle can be used to access the new file through the FileType Object representing the new file.If requestFileOpen is set to False, the returned value shall be 0 and shall be ignored by the caller.

Method Result Codes (defined in Call Service)

Result Code Description
Bad_BrowseNameDuplicated See OPC 10000-4 for a general description. A file with the name already exists.
Bad_UserAccessDenied See OPC 10000-4 for a general description.

Table 10 specifies the AddressSpace representation for the CreateFile Method.

Table 10 – CreateFile Method AddressSpace definition

Attribute Value
BrowseName CreateFile
References NodeClass BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition ModellingRule
HasProperty Variable InputArguments Argument[] PropertyType Mandatory
HasProperty Variable OutputArguments Argument[] PropertyType Mandatory
Conformance Units          
Base Info FileDirectoryType Base          

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