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Decoding Base64 Data Using PL/SQL Is Returning Junk Characters (Doc ID 2473670.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 5.1.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for relevance on 21-Feb-2019 ****

Symptoms


When calling a SOAP Web Service that is responding with data in Base64 encoded format and decoding Base64 Data Using PL/SQL is returning junk characters.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:


1. Call a Web Service using APEX_WEB_SERVICE.make_request.
2. Attempt to fetch the data into a BLOB and then convert into XML.
3. The issue appears.


Cause

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