Get the binary data buffer#
The binary data buffer contains all the binary file data processed by a workflow. You need to access it if you want to perform operations on the binary data, such as:
- Manipulating the data: for example, adding column headers to a CSV file.
- Using the data in calculations: for example, calculating a hash value based on it.
- Complex HTTP requests: for example, combining file upload with sending other data formats.
Not available in Python
getBinaryDataBuffer() isn't supported when using Python.
You can access the buffer using n8n's
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You should always use the
getBinaryDataBuffer() function, and avoid using older methods of directly accessing the buffer, such as targeting it with expressions like