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Decodes data from hex text into a container value.

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Container 6.5 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "Container.DecodeFromHex"; type; text { ; filename; DontRenderPreview } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
type The type to return. Can be JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, PDF or File. "JPEG"
text The text to process.
filename If filter is container, this defines the file name to use. "test.txt" Optional
DontRenderPreview Pass 1 to not create a JPEG with preview of first page as part of the container. (only for returning PDF) 0 Optional


Returns container or error.


Decodes data from hex text into a container value.
If you have a DynaPDF Pro license and DynaPDF functions initialized, this function can add previews for the PDF file on Windows and Linux. For MacOS, we make them with PDFKit.


Decode hex encoded zlib compressed PDF in a text field:

Set Field [ PDF::PDFFile ; MBS( "Container.Decompress"; MBS( "Container.RenameStream"; MBS( "Container.DecodeFromHex"; "FILE"; PDF::PDF_hex; "test.pdf"); "FILE"; "ZLIB" )) ]

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Created 30th November 2016, last changed 1st May 2022

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