11 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2006 8:43 AM by jkyzar

    Binary conversion within <cfoutput> tags

    jkyzar
      I'm performing a 'readBinary' action with the <cffile> tag on Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, or PDF's, then converting the file contents to Base64 and storing the result in a SQL Server 2005 text field. I'm trying to display the original file contents in a Coldfusion template using the <cfcontent> tag. However, converting the Base64 data back to binary between <cfouput> tags is yielding the error: 'ByteArray objects cannot be converted to strings'.

      Does anyone know how I can display the original file without having to write it back to the server's file system? Please refer to the following code.