Get Binary File Characters

Verb: binaryReadLength

Available from: <Standard>

This command is used for getting a set amount characters from a binary file.

The command considers all file types as binary (.txt, .html, .pdf, etc)


binaryReadLength --length(Numeric) --file(BinaryFileReader) (String)=value


Script Designer Required AcceptedTypes Description
--length Amount of characters Required Number Amount of characters that should be obtained from the binary file, starting from the very beginning of the file.
--file Binary reader Required Binary File Reader Binary file, opened by the Open Binary File for Reading command, from which the characters should be obtained.


Script Designer AcceptedTypes Description
value Text Text Characters obtained according to the length defined in the Amount of characters parameter.


The Get Binary File Characters command gets the characters in binary from a text file.

defVar --name readerBinary --type BinaryFileReader
defVar --name valueBinary --type String
//Open the file informed for reading.
//Download the following file to run the command.
openBinaryReader --share "Read" --path "binaryFile.txt" --encoding "Default" readerBinary=value
// Returns the first 20 characters of the file.
binaryReadLength --length 20 --file ${readerBinary} valueBinary=value
logMessage --message "${valueBinary}" --type "Info"

Download File

For the correct operation of the script above, it is necessary to download the file and enter its path in the "Path" parameter of the "Open Binary File to Read" command.


For the Get Binary File Characters command to work correctly, there must be a file that contains a value in binary.

The Binary reader parameter uses the variable that is generated by the Open Binary File for Reading command, which holds the file with the binary value.

See Also

  • Binary Read Int
  • Close Binary File
  • Close Text File
  • Get Binary File Boolean
  • Get Binary File Text
  • Get Date and Time in Binary
  • Get Table from a Text File
  • Get Text File Line
  • Go to Text Reader Line
  • Move Index in Binary File
  • Open Binary File for Reading
  • Open Binary File for Writing
  • Open Text File for Reading
  • Open Text File for Writing
  • Read Binary File Decimal
  • Read Binary File Time Span
  • Read Delimited Line of Text File
  • Read Text to the End
  • Save Changes to Binary File
  • Save Changes to Text File
  • Write Boolean in Binary File
  • Write Date Time in Binary File
  • Write Decimal to Binary File
  • Write Delimited Text Line to Text File
  • Write Delimited Texts in Text File
  • Write in Text File
  • Write Integer to Binary File
  • Write Text in Binary File
  • Write Text Line to Text File
  • Write Time Span in Binary File