[Tutor] Trouble with encoding/decoding a file

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Mon Feb 6 19:13:30 CET 2012

On 06/02/12 15:11, Tony Pelletier wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been tasked with getting the encoded value using a SOAP call and
> then writing the file out.  I first used the interpreter to do so like such:
> import base64
> encoded = 'super long encoded string'
> data = base64.b64decode(encoded)
> outfile = open('test.xls', 'w')

Have you tried opening as a binary file?
Excel .xls uses binary data...

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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