Parse-Fixed-Binary method

Use the Parse-Fixed-Binary method in the Steps tab of a Parse Structured rule ( Rule-Parse-Structured rule type) to extract fixed binary data from the input byte stream into a clipboard property value.

You cannot use this method in an activity. You cannot use this method if the associated input is a character stream.


This method has three parameters:

Parameter Description
Little Endian Select if the data in the binary value is stored in little-endian format.
Bytes Enter a positive integer (or numeric property reference) indicating how many bytes to parse.
TargetProperty Optional. Identify the Single Value property to hold the result.


The system reads the specified number of bytes from the input byte stream.

It converts the selected bytes into a Java long value.

If the TargetProperty parameter is not blank, it sets this as the value of the property identified. If the property is not already present on the clipboard, it is added.

Checking the method status

This method updates the pxMethodStatus property. See How to test method results using a transition.