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Function "binary" not returning binary string

I am currently trying to implement masks into one of my flows.

Unfortunatelly "binary" function is very uncooperative, instead of binary string, what I get from it is base64 string... in JSON.


What I input into compose:


What I expect:


What I get:

  "$content-type": "application/octet-stream",
  "$content": "MTE="
Super User II
Super User II

Re: Function "binary" not returning binary string

If you'll review the Binary Forkflow Definition Language documentation, please notice that the binary function states:

Return the binary version for a string.

Meanwhile, you are inputting 11 which is an integer, not string - and that is the reason for the error. To use the Binary function with an integer, you must first convert it to a string. To do so, you can use the Compose action

If you could provide an expanded screenshot of your Flow and steps, and of any detailed error messages you're receiving we could likely better assist you.

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Frequent Visitor

Re: Function "binary" not returning binary string

I am feeding it '11' not 11, which is a string...

But here it is with a "non-numerical" string, result is the same, input string encoded as base64 in JSON.


Community Support
Community Support

Re: Function "binary" not returning binary string

Hi @mrpilipo ,


I did a test on my side and the test results are consistent with yours.


It seems that the result of this function conversion has some discrepancies with the results of other binary conversions.


Basically, the content is encoded by base64() function.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: Function "binary" not returning binary string



Any solution on this topic? I'm having the same issue: I cannot convert a string to binary no matter how I try to do it.

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