%decode(arg1[,algorithm]) algorithm can be b64 or hex. default is b64.
DescriptionTakes an ASCII encoded argument and decodes it to binary with either the base-64 or hex algorithms. Base-64 is "standard" on the internet, and is often (mistakenly) referred to as "uuencode". Hex encoding is "easier to decode" for programmers who may not have a base-64 decoding algorithm lying around.
You can use this for binary file transfer, or for getting back the binary results of the %encrypt() macro after you %encode() it, or any other situation in which ASCII encoding/decoding is useful.
%decode(aGVsbG8=,b64) = hello %decode(aGVsbG8=) = hello %decode(68656c6c6f,hex) = hello