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how to read email attachment encoding

Hi there,

I have a requirement in which I need to read the email attachment which I am able to but inside the attachment I have couple of German characters which is not displaying correctly because of encoding.

I am using UDF to read the email Content and when I check the ABAP stack it is showing

MailMessage (text/xml;charset = utf-8)

MailAttachment-1 (application/octet-stream;name="abcdedg"

XML file which is coming as an attachment contains this

<STRAS>Eisenhüttenstr. 99</STRAS>

But after when the file comes to PI it will become

<STRAS>Eisenhüttenstr. 99</STRAS>

I have tried all the Content Encoding in Sender Mail adapter but nothing works.

Can anybody please tell me how to solve this problem.



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  • Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Hi Iqbal,

    The Attachment Java class that you are most probably using in the UDF to read the attachment content contains a method getContentType() that will help you determine the charset used. You could also read the charset from the attachment payload, as it should be starting with:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="SOME_ENCODING"/?>

    Then you can generate the UDF output with:

    String output = new String(attachment.getBytes("ISO-8859-1"), "UTF-8");

    return output;

    Where attachment is some string variable containing the attachment payload.



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