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New Developer
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-16-2008
My Device: Not Specified

A problem of read file

[ Edited ]

            i want read file to byte array,but I faile when file size more than 250K.


FileConnection fconn = (FileConnection)Connector.open("file:///storage/home/user/myfolder/test.dat");
if (!fconn.exists())
System.out.println("The file do not exist!");
System.out.println(fconn.fileSize()); //works well

System.out.println( fconn.getName() );//works well
System.out.println( fconn.getPath() );//works well

InputStream input = fconn.openInputStream();
int length = (int)fconn.fileSize();//totalSize();

//allocating a temporary Buffer.
byte[] b = new byte[length];
//b is null
//reading data from a InputStream
input .read(b,0,length);

catch (Exception ioe)




Message Edited by naitniq on 11-10-2008 10:13 AM
Posts: 1,415
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: A problem of read file

IO to limited resource devices over a mobile RF link is going to have problems and limitations.

Besides any device memory constraints that may impact array size limits, older network services

combined with the 2 minute timeout people have discussed could cause a connection loss before completion.

You really need to write IO code that can tolerate a variety of problems. Personally I haven't had a

problem so far with normal browsing code ( at least that a retry won't fix ) and if I'm talking to a server I control I'd design a transfer

mechanism that avoids the problem ( do you really need to download a whole file or does your server

support byte-range specifications etc?).


FWIW, you may want to print toString() on your error too as this tends to have more info sometimes.


New Developer
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-16-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: A problem of read file

oh,file size cannot be lager than 256kb