Hi,

Lately there was a thread of converting BASE 64 TO PDF .

I was intrigued so I decided to do some tests (We might get any kind of data this way) .

Using Java I generated a Base64 text file (this will be used as input ) .

This is how the output file looks like (1,060,588 byte long string)

Time for some abap code:

Program steps ( Y_R_EITAN_TEST_31_10 ) :

– Using cl_gui_frontend_services=>gui_upload to upload the text file (C: empAn Easy Reference for ALV Grid Control.pdf.txt).

– Using cl_http_utility=>if_http_utility~decode_x_base64 to decode the data the output from this method is xstring .

– CALL METHOD cl_gui_frontend_services=>gui_download to write the xstring as PDF (C: empAn Easy Reference for ALV Grid Control.lcl.pdf) .

– Use OPEN DATASET BINARY MODE to write the xstring as PDF to a shared folder (\serverAn Easy Reference for ALV Grid Control.shr.pdf)

The new PDF files can be opened with no problems using adobe reader

So I used a binary editor to compare:

There is some extra bytes in the new file .

This does not interfere in this case but might cause a problem with other file formats and it is annoying…(Any idea ???? )

This all for now.

regards.

 Thanks to the sharp eyes of Tomas Buryanek the problem with cl_gui_frontend_services=>gui_download was solved (My bug…)