barcode generator API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API: the Web API with a set of tools for documents manipulation, data conversion, data extraction, splitting and merging of documents. Includes image recognition, built-in OCR, barcode generation and barcode decoders to decode bar codes from scans, pictures and pdf.

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GenerateBarcode.ps1

      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "****************************" # Result file name $ResultFile = ".\barcode.png" # Barcode type. See valid barcode types in the documentation https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/barcode/generate.html $BarcodeType = "QRCode" # Barcode value $BarcodeValue = "QR123456\nhttps://pdf.co\nhttps://bytescout.com" # Valid error correction levels: # ---------------------------------- # Low - [default] Lowest error correction level. (Approx. 7% of codewords can be restored). # Medium - Medium error correction level. (Approx. 15% of codewords can be restored). # Quarter - Quarter error correction level (Approx. 25% of codewords can be restored). # High - Highest error correction level (Approx. 30% of codewords can be restored). # Set "Custom Profiles" parameter $Profiles = "{ ""profiles"": [ { ""profile1"": { ""Options.QRErrorCorrectionLevel"": ""Quarter"" } } ] }" $resultFileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($ResultFile) $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/barcode/generate" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "name" = $resultFileName "type" = $BarcodeType "value" = $BarcodeValue "profiles" = $Profiles } | ConvertTo-Json try { # Execute request $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated barcode image file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # Download the image file Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $resultFileUrl -OutFile $ResultFile Write-Host "Generated barcode saved to '$($ResultFile)' file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

      
@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\GenerateBarcode.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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