Procedure DataFileExists(datafile)


With the procedure DataFileExists you can check whether a specific element from the set AllDataFiles still refers to a valid case or dataset. Especially when multiple users have access to the same data file, an element may become invalid.

        datafile      ! (input) element in the set AllDataFiles



An element in the set AllDataFiles, AllCases or AllDataSets.

Return Value

The procedure returns 1 if the given datafile still exists, and 0 otherwise.


  • This function is only applicable if the project option Data_Management_style is set to Single_Data_Manager_file.

  • Note that AllCases and AllDataSets are subsets of AllDataFiles.

See also

The procedure DataFileGetName.