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PDF Binary stream's REST response is corrupted



A REST Connector is used to receive a binary stream with a PDF document in the response. While converting the stream to PDF, a blank document is generated.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a REST Connector.
  2. Configure the POST method to receive the binary stream of the PDF in the response and map it to a Text property.
  3. Use the out-of-the-box base64encode function to generate the base64 string.
  4. Generate a PDF from the generated string.

Root Cause

Incorrect headers were sent with the response.


Perform the following local-change:

Modify the headers to be sent as below:

Content-Typeapplication/octet-stream; charset=UTF-8

Content-Dispositionattachment; filename=some_name.pdf

Published August 15, 2019 - Updated December 2, 2021

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