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How to retrieve data encoded/ compressed  included in a xml fil

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Hello,

I must retrieve a product List from the server of a company via a web
service.
I need to show the data on a website (php).

i retrieve the xml file from the webservice and save it into my
webserver but when i want to show the product node, it is coded.

according of the webservice documentation, it's a base64-encoded zip file
.

How can i do to decode and /or unzip the node of the xml file ???

Thank you for help
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Have you tried to use the php function base64_decode()?

http://theserverpages.com/php/manual/en/function.base64-decode.php

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Hello,
Yes it's the first thing i tried but it remain unreadable.
PK¿¿¿’N>fæÝRŠë¿$aå¿ ¿¿¿35E02B01K.xmlìÝ{sÚH¶¿ðÿS•ï ›û߬úÝÒTÆ[

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The encoded content is a zip-file. Try to save the content to a temporary file and then use the PHP  zip_* functions to read/manipulate it.
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Ok123 -

Can you paste some of your source code here?  It might be helpful to assist you.

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by:Ok123
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I will find a part of the xml file ....(not all the coded part)

i tried to copy/paste the section between <c_zipfile> ....</c_zipfile> into a text file and tried to
open with PHP zip_.... but no result.
<?xml version = "1.0" encoding="Windows-1252" standalone="yes"?>
<VFPData>
	<xsd:schema id="VFPData" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">
		<xsd:element name="VFPData" msdata:IsDataSet="true">
			<xsd:complexType>
				<xsd:choice maxOccurs="unbounded">
					<xsd:element name="crs_answer" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
						<xsd:complexType>
							<xsd:sequence>
								<xsd:element name="c_zipfile">
									<xsd:simpleType>
										<xsd:restriction base="xsd:base64Binary">
											<xsd:maxLength value="2147483647"/>
										</xsd:restriction>
									</xsd:simpleType>
								</xsd:element>
							</xsd:sequence>
						</xsd:complexType>
					</xsd:element>
				</xsd:choice>
				<xsd:anyAttribute namespace="http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace" processContents="lax"/>
			</xsd:complexType>
		</xsd:element>
	</xsd:schema>
	<crs_answer>
		<c_zipfile>
UEsDBBQAAgAIAJIITj5m5t1SiusIACRh5QANAAAAMzVFMDJCMDFLLnhtbOzde3PaSLYA8P9Tle+gm/vfrBL63dJUxlsYNBkmBHsBZza1tXWL.......
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.
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</c_zipfile>
	</crs_answer>
</VFPData>

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ok i found the solution , i need to decode the node first and after unzip it ... thanks for all
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