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How to decode a base64 PDF file

Question asked by on Mar 30, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2016 by

In the data process properties dialog help it states that Boomi only supports decoding a base64 to plain text.

In this thread however, decoding deals with spreadsheets and the correct answer even mentions that he uses PDFs in similar cases as well.


So let me explain my situation: I receive a base64 encoded string from a webservice. Can I transform it into an actual PDF?

I'm going to be writing the resulting PDFs to an FTP server, but I don't think that'll be an issue.


I have tried using the base64 decoding option in the data process step, but it always returns an unreadable (to me) .dat file.

Any help is greatly appreciated!