This topic describes how to determine whether an object exists.

Sample code

The following code provides an example on how to check whether an object named exampleobject.txt exists in a bucket named examplebucket:

import com.aliyun.oss.ClientException;
import com.aliyun.oss.OSS;
import com.aliyun.oss.OSSClientBuilder;
import com.aliyun.oss.OSSException;

public class Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        // In this example, the endpoint of the China (Hangzhou) region is used. Specify the actual endpoint. 
        String endpoint = "";
        // The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in OSS is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. 
        String accessKeyId = "yourAccessKeyId";
        String accessKeySecret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
        // Specify the name of the bucket. Example: examplebucket. 
        String bucketName = "examplebucket";
        // Specify the full path of the object. The full path of the object cannot contain the bucket name. Example: exampleobject.txt. 
        String objectName = "exampleobject.txt";

        // Create an OSSClient instance. 
        OSS ossClient = new OSSClientBuilder().build(endpoint, accessKeyId, accessKeySecret);

        try {
            // Check whether the object exists. A value of true returned indicates the specified object exists. Otherwise, the specified object or bucket does not exist. 
            // Configure whether to perform redirection-based or mirroring-based back-to-origin. The default value of isINoss is true, which indicates that redirection-based or mirroring-based back-to-origin is not performed. If you set isINoss to false, redirection-based or mirroring-based back-to-origin is performed. 
            //boolean isINoss = true;
            boolean found = ossClient.doesObjectExist(bucketName, objectName);
            //boolean found = ossClient.doesObjectExist(bucketName, objectName, isINoss);
        } catch (OSSException oe) {
            System.out.println("Caught an OSSException, which means your request made it to OSS, "
                    + "but was rejected with an error response for some reason.");
            System.out.println("Error Message:" + oe.getErrorMessage());
            System.out.println("Error Code:" + oe.getErrorCode());
            System.out.println("Request ID:" + oe.getRequestId());
            System.out.println("Host ID:" + oe.getHostId());
        } catch (ClientException ce) {
            System.out.println("Caught an ClientException, which means the client encountered "
                    + "a serious internal problem while trying to communicate with OSS, "
                    + "such as not being able to access the network.");
            System.out.println("Error Message:" + ce.getMessage());
        } finally {
            if (ossClient != null) {


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