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REP-0118 unable to create temp file March 21, 2007

Posted by Muhammad Habib in Oracle Developer.


1. No temp directory on the PC.

2. Missing statement in the Win.ini

Corrective Action:

1. Check to see if you have a temp directory on your PC’s hard drive.

2. Check the Win.ini file and see it this line exists:



If it’s not there, add it AND ALSO create a file orawin.ini
phisically in the directory C:\ORANT
the directory C:



1. Peter - April 16, 2007

Thanks Habib… good solution

2. senthil - May 26, 2008

how it solve the issue

3. dbametrix - October 21, 2009

Hi Habib,

Kindly tell me which version you are talking about? ORANT means does it for Oracle 7 or Oracle 8?

Thanks and regards,

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5. Nasir Ali - January 25, 2010

Please go to REGEDIT then open HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE and then SOFTWARE then ORACLE then HOME or HOME0 then see REPORT_TEMP double click on it. Change the value like change the path address from
note: office01 is my local useraccount .You may assign your own local useraccount. of computer login.
like in control panel select User Accoutns.

avar - June 30, 2016

Thank u,.

6. Balamurugan - July 6, 2011

In WINDOWS 7 , Open report
error raise
REP-0118 uable to create temp file

7. Mehul - September 27, 2012

Thanks Nasir, I too was facing the same issue and your instructions really helped me in resolving the issue.

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