Check out this tutorial to convert PDF to JSON using PDF.co Web API and Postman. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to extract PDF files in JSON format.

IMPORTANT: You need to set up Postman first, use this link to set up PDF.co for Postman.

Step 1

Go to Collections Tab and click on PDF.co API v.1 folder

PDF.co Postman API

Step 2

Look for and click on the File Uploader folder

File Uploader Folder

Step 3

Click on PDF to JSON folder and click GET /pdf/convert/tojson

PDF to JSON Endpoint

Step 4

You can send your request with cURL

curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/json' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE' \
--data-raw '{
"url": "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-json/sample.pdf",
"inline": true
}'

Step 5

Or you can send it with Postman by going to the Body tab and select Form-Data

File Upload Body

Step 6

Set the inline key to true and enter your pdf file link on the URL key’s value. To upload your PDF file in the temporary storage click here

PDF To JSON Params And Values

Step 7

Click on the Send button

Send Button

Step 8

Scroll down and make sure that the Status is 200 OK.

200 OK Status Code

Step 9

Scroll down to see the generated JSON code result

PDF to JSON Inline Result

Step 10

Click on the copy to clipboard icon on the left to copy the code and paste it to your favorite editor

PDF To JSON Copy To Clipboard Button

Note: If you set the inline key to false, it will allow you to download the output instead.

PDF To JSON Inline False

PDF To JSON URL Result

NOTE: The JSON file is temporarily stored in the cloud and will expire in an hour. Be sure to download/move it to permanent storage.

Now, you’ve learned how to quickly convert PDF to JSON format using PDF.co Web API and Postman.

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