In this tutorial, we will show you how to compress PDF files in Salesforce Apex using PDF.co. We will briefly go over the basic steps on Salesforce integration. At the end of the tutorial, you can get a copy the code.

  1. Create 3 Remote Sites
  2. Create 2 Apex Classes
  3. Add PDF.co API Key
  4. Verify the Code
  5. Search Files
  6. Source Code Files

Step 1 – Create 3 Remote Sites

First, create three Remote Sites in the Remote Site Settings.

  • In the first Remote Site, use the https://api.pdf.co Remote Site URL.

  • In the second Remote Site, enter the https://pdf-temp-files.s3.amazonaws.com Remote Site URL.

  • In the third Remote Site, add the https://pdf-temp-files.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com Remote Site URL.

PDF.co Remote Site Settings

Step 2 – Create 2 Apex Classes

Click on the gear icon on the top right and open the Developer Console.

Next, click on File –> New –> Apex Class. Enter the Class Name CompressPDFDocument and copy the CompressPDFDocument code. Add another Apex Class and name it CompressPDFDocumentTest and copy the CompressPDFDocumentTest code.

Create Apex Class

Step 3 – Add PDF.co API Key

Let’s configure the CompressPDFDocument file.

  • Add your PDF.co API Key as API_Key variable’s value. You can get it in your PDF.co dashboard here.
  • Upload the sample PDF file in Salesforce and use its filename as fileName variable’s value.
  • Enter your desired output file name as the DestinationFile variable’s value.

Add PDF.co API Key

Step 4 – Verify the Code

Then, click on the Debug menu and open the Execute Anonymous Window.

Open Execute Anonymous Window

Enter the (new CompressPDFDocument()).startProcessing(); code and execute.

Call The Compress PDF Method

Step 5 – Search Files

Now, search Files from the App Launcher.

Open Files To See Output

Source Code Files

CompressPDFDocument.cls

public class CompressPDFDocument {
    
    String API_KEY = '**********************';

    String fileName = 'sample'; // File name "sample.pdf" which is available in Files.
    string DestinationFile =  'result.pdf'; //This is the Desitantion File Name.

    public void startProcessing()
    {
        ContentVersion cv = [select Title, VersionData from ContentVersion where Title = :fileName limit 1];
        Blob SourceFile  = cv.VersionData;
        
        try
        {
            //1. Prepare URL for "Get Presigned URL" API call
            string url = 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=:fileName'; 
            HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
            req.setHeader('x-api-key', API_KEY);
            req.setEndpoint(url);
            req.setMethod('GET');
            req.setTimeout(60000);
            Http http = new Http();
            HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);
            if(res.getStatusCode() == 200) 
            {
                System.Debug('res ' + res);
                Map<String, Object> deserializedBody =  (Map<String, Object>)JSON.deserializeUntyped(res.getBody());
                Boolean isError = Boolean.ValueOf(deserializedBody.get('error'));
                if(isError == false)
                {
                    // Get URL to use for the file upload
                    String uploadUrl = String.ValueOf(deserializedBody.get('presignedUrl'));
                    // Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls
                    String uploadedFileUrl = String.ValueOf(deserializedBody.get('url'));
                    // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD.
                    if(uploadFile(API_KEY, uploadUrl, SourceFile))
                    {
                        // 3. Compress Uploaded file and download.
                        CompressInputPDF(API_KEY, DestinationFile, uploadedFileUrl);
                    }
                }
            }
            else
            {
                System.debug('Error Response ' + res.getBody());
                System.Debug(' Status ' + res.getStatus());
                System.Debug(' Status Code' + res.getStatusCode());
                System.Debug(' Response String' + res.toString());
            }
            
        }
        catch(Exception ex)
        {
            String errorBody = 'Message: ' + ex.getMessage() + ' -- Cause: ' + ex.getCause() + ' -- Stacktrace: ' + ex.getStackTraceString();
            System.Debug(errorBody);
        }
    }
    
    @TestVisible
    public static boolean uploadFile(String API_KEY, String url, Blob sourceFile)
    {
        HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
        req.setHeader('x-api-key', API_KEY);
        req.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/octet-stream');
        req.setEndpoint(url);
        req.setMethod('PUT');
        req.setTimeout(60000);
        req.setBodyAsBlob(sourceFile);
        Http http = new Http();
        HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);
        if(res.getStatusCode() == 200) 
        {
            System.Debug(res);
            return true;
        }
        else
        {
            System.debug('Error Response ' + res.getBody());
            System.Debug(' Status ' + res.getStatus());
            System.Debug(' Status Code' + res.getStatusCode());
            System.Debug(' Response String' + res.toString());
            return false;
        }
    }
    
    public static void CompressInputPDF(String API_KEY, String DestinationFile, String uploadedFileUrl)
    {
        Map<string, object> parameters = new Map<string, object>();
        parameters.put('name', DestinationFile);
        parameters.put('url', uploadedFileUrl);

        string jsonPayload = Json.serialize(parameters);
        String url = 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/optimize';
        
        HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
        req.setHeader('x-api-key', API_KEY);
        req.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
        req.setEndpoint(url);
        req.setMethod('POST');
        req.setTimeout(60000);
        req.setBody(jsonPayload);
        Http http = new Http();
        HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);
        if(res.getStatusCode() == 200) 
        {
            System.Debug(res);
            Map<String, Object> deserializedBody =  (Map<String, Object>)JSON.deserializeUntyped(res.getBody());
            Boolean isError = Boolean.ValueOf(deserializedBody.get('error'));
            if(isError == false)
            {
                String resultFileUrl = String.ValueOf(deserializedBody.get('url'));
                downloadPDFAndStore(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile);
            }
        }
        else
        {
            System.debug('Error Response ' + res.getBody());
            System.Debug(' Status ' + res.getStatus());
            System.Debug(' Status Code' + res.getStatusCode());
            System.Debug(' Response String' + res.toString());
        }
    }
    
    @TestVisible
    private static void downloadPDFAndStore(String extFileUrl, String DestinationFile)
    {
        Http h = new Http(); 
        HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest(); 
        extFileUrl = extFileUrl.replace(' ', '%20'); 
        req.setEndpoint(extFileUrl); 
        req.setMethod('GET'); 
        req.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/pdf');
        req.setCompressed(true); 
        req.setTimeout(60000); 
        //Now Send HTTP Request
        HttpResponse res  = h.send(req); 
        if(res.getStatusCode() == 200) 
        {
            blob fileContent = res.getBodyAsBlob();
            ContentVersion conVer = new ContentVersion();
            conVer.ContentLocation = 'S'; // to use S specify this document is in Salesforce, to use E for external files
            conVer.PathOnClient = DestinationFile + '.pdf'; // The files name, extension is very important here which will help the file in preview.
            conVer.Title = DestinationFile; // Display name of the files
            conVer.VersionData = fileContent;
            insert conVer;
            System.Debug('Success');
        }
        else
        {
            System.debug('Error Response ' + res.getBody());
            System.Debug(' Status ' + res.getStatus());
            System.Debug(' Status Code' + res.getStatusCode());
            System.Debug(' Response String' + res.toString());
        }
    }
}

 

CompressPDFDocumentTest.cls

@isTest
private class CompressPDFDocumentTest
{
    @TestSetup
    static void makeData(){
        ContentVersion conVer = new ContentVersion();
        conVer.ContentLocation = 'S'; // to use S specify this document is in Salesforce, to use E for external files
        conVer.PathOnClient = 'DestinationFile.pdf'; // The files name, extension is very important here which will help the file in preview.
        conVer.Title = 'Sample'; // Display name of the files
        conVer.VersionData = Blob.ValueOf('fileContent');
        insert conVer;
    }
    
    private  testmethod static void teststartProcessing()
    {
        Test.setMock(HttpCalloutMock.class, new CompressPDFDocumentTest.CompressPDFDocumentMock());
        CompressPDFDocument dc = new CompressPDFDocument();      
        Test.startTest();
        dc.startProcessing();
        Test.stopTest();
        List<ContentVersion> cv = new List<ContentVersion>();
        cv = [select Id from ContentVersion];
        System.assertEquals(2, cv.size());
    }
    
    
    private  testmethod static void testuploadFile()
    {
        Test.setMock(HttpCalloutMock.class, new CompressPDFDocumentTest.CompressPDFDocumentErrorMock());
        Test.startTest();
        Boolean result = CompressPDFDocument.uploadFile('abc', 'https://www.google.com', Blob.ValueOf('fileContent'));
        Test.stopTest();
        System.assertEquals(false, result);
    }
    
    private  testmethod static void teststartProcessingError()
    {
        CompressPdfDocument dc = new CompressPdfDocument();      
        Test.startTest();
        dc.startProcessing();
        Test.stopTest();
        List<ContentVersion> cv = new List<ContentVersion>();
        cv = [select Id from ContentVersion];
        System.assertEquals(1, cv.size());
    }
    
    public class CompressPDFDocumentMock implements HttpCalloutMock {
        public HTTPResponse respond(HTTPRequest req) {
            HttpResponse res = new HttpResponse();
            String testBody = '{"presignedUrl":"https://pdf-temp-files.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/0c72bf56341142ba83c8f98b47f14d62/test.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=900&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIZJDPLX6D7EHVCKA/20200302/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20200302T143951Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=8650913644b6425ba8d52b78634698e5fc8970157d971a96f0279a64f4ba87fc","url":"https://pdf-temp-files.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/0c72bf56341142ba83c8f98b47f14d62/test.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=3600&x-amz-security-token=FwoGZXIvYXdzEGgaDA9KaTOXRjkCdCqSTCKBAW9tReCLk1fVTZBH9exl9VIbP8Gfp1pE9hg6et94IBpNamOaBJ6%2B9Vsa5zxfiddlgA%2BxQ4tpd9gprFAxMzjN7UtjU%2B2gf%2FKbUKc2lfV18D2wXKd1FEhC6kkGJVL5UaoFONG%2Fw2jXfLxe3nCfquMEDo12XzcqIQtNFWXjKPWBkQEvmii4tfTyBTIot4Na%2BAUqkLshH0R7HVKlEBV8btqa0ctBjwzwpWkoU%2BF%2BCtnm8Lm4Eg%3D%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIA4NRRSZPHEGHTOA4W/20200302/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20200302T143951Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-security-token&X-Amz-Signature=243419ac4a9a315eebc2db72df0817de6a261a684482bbc897f0e7bb5d202bb9","error":false,"status":200,"name":"test.pdf","remainingCredits":98145}';
            res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
            res.setBody(testBody);
            res.setStatusCode(200);
            return res;
        }
    }
    
    public class CompressPDFDocumentErrorMock implements HttpCalloutMock {
        public HTTPResponse respond(HTTPRequest req) {
            HttpResponse res = new HttpResponse();
            String testBody = '{"presignedUrl":"https://pdf-temp-files.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/0c72bf56341142ba83c8f98b47f14d62/test.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=900&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAIZJDPLX6D7EHVCKA/20200302/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20200302T143951Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=8650913644b6425ba8d52b78634698e5fc8970157d971a96f0279a64f4ba87fc","url":"https://pdf-temp-files.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/0c72bf56341142ba83c8f98b47f14d62/test.pdf?X-Amz-Expires=3600&x-amz-security-token=FwoGZXIvYXdzEGgaDA9KaTOXRjkCdCqSTCKBAW9tReCLk1fVTZBH9exl9VIbP8Gfp1pE9hg6et94IBpNamOaBJ6%2B9Vsa5zxfiddlgA%2BxQ4tpd9gprFAxMzjN7UtjU%2B2gf%2FKbUKc2lfV18D2wXKd1FEhC6kkGJVL5UaoFONG%2Fw2jXfLxe3nCfquMEDo12XzcqIQtNFWXjKPWBkQEvmii4tfTyBTIot4Na%2BAUqkLshH0R7HVKlEBV8btqa0ctBjwzwpWkoU%2BF%2BCtnm8Lm4Eg%3D%3D&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIA4NRRSZPHEGHTOA4W/20200302/us-west-2/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20200302T143951Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-security-token&X-Amz-Signature=243419ac4a9a315eebc2db72df0817de6a261a684482bbc897f0e7bb5d202bb9","error":false,"status":200,"name":"test.pdf","remainingCredits":98145}';
            res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'application/json');
            res.setBody(testBody);
            res.setStatusCode(201);
            return res;
        }
    }
}

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