I have a csv file in my custom module that I would like to open and parse in my Setup/InstallData file. The csv is located in MyModule/MyDirectory/files/. When I try to reference the file using the relative path, ../../files/myfile.csv, I get the error:

file(../../files/myfile.csv): failed to open stream: No such file or directory

How can I get the file path of my csv so I can open it using open() ?


You can try to implement something similar to \Magento\Framework\Module\Dir ->getDir('YourModule', 'files') which is usually called by \Magento\Framework\Module\Dir\Reader ->getModuleDir(DIR_TYPE, 'moduleName').

// inject component registrar
private $componentRegistrar;
public function __construct(\Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrarInterface $componentRegistrar)
    $this->componentRegistrar = $componentRegistrar;

// custom getDir method
public function getDir($moduleName, $type = '')
    $path = $this->componentRegistrar->getPath(\Magento\Framework\Component\ComponentRegistrar::MODULE, $moduleName);

    if ($type) {
        $path .= '/' . $type;

    return $path;

// usage ->getDir('YourModule', 'files')

Update: Note that built-in getDir() method only accepts the following folder types: Dir::MODULE_ETC_DIR = 'etc' Dir::MODULE_ETC_DIR = 'i18n' Dir::MODULE_ETC_DIR = 'view' Dir::MODULE_ETC_DIR = 'Controller' That is why you have to write your own method to reach your 'files' folder.

  • Thanks for the reply. I used $importFile = realpath('./') . '/app/code/MyModule/Mydirectory/files/myfile.csv'; but your way looks better :) May 19 '16 at 13:33

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