How to read barcode from file (node for barcode reader API in JavaScript with PDF.co Web API

How to read barcode from file (node in JavaScript with easy ByteScout code samples to make barcode reader API. Step-by-step tutorial

On this page you will learn from code samples for programming in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with barcode reader API in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, pdf splitting and pdf splitting. Can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

Fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for JavaScript plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to read barcode from file (node. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. You can use these JavaScript sample examples in one or many applications.

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ReadBarcodeFromFile_AsyncAPI.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var fs = require("fs"); // `request` module is required for file upload. // Use "npm install request" command to install. var request = require("request"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "******************************"; // Source file name const SourceFile = "./sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of barcode types to search. // See valid barcode types in the documentation https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api/1.0/barcode/read_from_url.html const BarcodeTypes = "Code128,Code39,Interleaved2of5,EAN13"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const Pages = ""; // Prepare request uri for `Barcode Reader` API endpoint var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/barcode/read/from/url`; let reqOptions = { uri: query, headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }, formData: { types: BarcodeTypes, pages: Pages, async: 'True', file: fs.createReadStream(SourceFile) } }; // Send request request.post(reqOptions, function (error, response, body) { if (error) { return console.error("Error: ", error); } // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(body); console.log(`Job #${data.jobId} has been created!`); checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url); }); function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrlJson) { let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${jobId}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), method: "GET", headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { response.setEncoding("utf8"); // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(d); console.log(`Checking Job #${jobId}, Status: ${data.status}, Time: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`); if (data.status == "working") { // Check again after 3 seconds setTimeout(function(){ checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrlJson);}, 3000); } else if (data.status == "success") { request({ method: 'GET', uri: resultFileUrlJson, gzip: true }, function (error, response, body) { // Parse JSON response let respJsonFileArray = JSON.parse(body); respJsonFileArray.forEach((element) => { console.log("Found barcode:"); console.log(" Type: " + element["TypeName"]); console.log(" Value: " + element["Value"]); console.log(" Document Page Index: " + element["Page"]); console.log(" Rectangle: " + element["Rect"]); console.log(" Confidence: " + element["Confidence"]); console.log(); }, this); }); } else { console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`); } }) }); }

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