Binary / SOAPpy

Tim Golden mail at
Fri Jun 8 22:24:35 CEST 2007

Robert Rawlins - Think Blue wrote:
> I have a WebService call which returns an array, the first element in 
> that array is the binary for a zip file, however I’m having trouble 
> writing that binary string into an actual file when it arrives, I’ve 
> tried the following method.
> Result = call to the webservice that returns the array.

> file = open("Zips/", "wb")
> file.write(result[0])
> file.close()
> But this throws the error message:
> file.write(result[0])
> TypeError: argument 1 must be string or read-only buffer, not instance

Robert, do the obvious here, and insert:

   print type (result[0])
   print repr (result[0])

after you receive the result and before you open the file.
Is result[0] really what you expected?

By the way, you can't simply throw a zipped string into
a .zip file. The .zip file needs headers and so forth.
Maybe that's not quite what you're trying to do, but
it looks like it.


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