Excel Download

Hi, I Need to get a file as an response from API and download the file through Mendix,  Please help me with the  approach. Thanks in advance.
2 answers

It depends on what type of response you're getting. 

If the response is a base64 string, you can map it into a filedocument entity (using the Base64DecodeToFile from the CommunityCommons module). Then you can add a downoad file action in the microflow to download it. 


If the response is a link to a file online, you can use the storeURLToFileDocument from the communityCommons module. 



Hey, this is possible. If you create a microflow that calls the API (with the ‘Call REST’ action) you can save the file in a generalization of the FileDocument entity. How to work with FileDocuments can be found here: https://docs.mendix.com/howto/data-models/working-with-images-and-files/#4-file-documents 

More information about consuming rest services: https://docs.mendix.com/howto/integration/consume-a-rest-service/#call-microflow 


Let me know if you have any questions.