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sending pdf files to IBM MQ

Joseph Siao
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Joined: Feb 26, 2004
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I need to convert a pdf file to its binary contents so I can send it as a message to an IBM MQ Series. How can i convert pdf to its binary contents in java?
Is there other alternatives besides converting pdf to binary representation? String? Array of Strings?
Anyone? Thanks
Kyle Brown
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Joined: Aug 10, 2001
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The easiest way to do this is probably to read the contents of the file with a FileInputStream and then write the contents into a ByteArrayOutputStream. You can then put the ByteArray into your message.

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Joseph Siao
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Joined: Feb 26, 2004
Posts: 32
Thanks for the reply. =) can i convert the byte array to string? because i need to append control numbers before and after the pdf file.
Rufus BugleWeed
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Joined: Feb 22, 2002
Posts: 1551
What prevents -
1) write contol codes to byte array
2) write file inputstream to byte array
3) write control codes to byte array
4) send byte array
C. Nimo
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Joined: Mar 23, 2004
Posts: 82
Additionally -
You could write your Strings with Message.setStringProperty() calls.
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