HTTP request getting PDF as a string

Dear all,

I´m getting from an API the PDF data as a string. When testing with Postman it shows the PDF and I can save it. But when working with Node-Red I can´t process that data any further.
Just for testing I tried to save the file to a PDF but it is corrupt.


{"date":"Mon, 29 Nov 2021 07:43:40 GMT","server":"uvicorn","content-type":"application/pdf","content-disposition":"attachment; filename=\"2021-11-26 hello world.pdf\"","vary":"Accept, Accept-Language, Origin, Cookie","allow":"GET, HEAD, OPTIONS","x-frame-options":"SAMEORIGIN","x-api-version":"2","x-version":"1.5.0","content-length":"17270","content-language":"en-us","x-content-type-options":"nosniff","referrer-policy":"same-origin","connection":"close","x-node-red-request-node":"150e4588"}

Payload (string)

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anyone able to push me in the right direction? I somehow searching for a solution for two days now.


a pdf is not a string but a binary, depending how you are retrieving it (i assume a http-request node), you can set it to a binary buffer and save it to a file.

you just saved me. I was so fixed on all other nodes that I did not check the request node at all.
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