Open zip file in automation

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Open zip file in automation

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I'm downloading a zip file via API with this request:

  • response = doHttpRequest(url=zip, method='GET', headers=headers)

it's supposed that my "response" variable now it's the zip file, however when I try to open, I can't, it's like it doesn't exist. How can be unzipped and extract the .txt file inside?


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Hi @Josep, I dont know if that is correct. The API response might be a data stream, you will need convert it into a file first, then attempt de-compress. 


import requests 
r = requests.get("<URL>", stream=True)
with open("<filepath>", 'wb') as f:
   for chunk in r.iter_content(128):


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Thanks for the reply,

I already tried it. However; I don't know which is the "<filepath>", where is stored the file? is it temporary?

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Hi @Josep, That was shown as an example. Try making the script work outside XSOAR with local Python installation. When you move the script to XSOAR, you will need to replace the file part with fileResult command.

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