How to read barcode from URL for barcode reader API in Python with PDF.co Web API

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Every ByteScout tool includes sample Python source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. PDF.co Web API helps with barcode reader API in Python. PDF.co Web API is 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.

Python code snippet like this for PDF.co Web API works best when you need to quickly implement barcode reader API in your Python application. Open your Python project and simply copy & paste the code and then run your app! Easy to understand tutorials are available along with installed PDF.co Web API if you’d like to learn more about the topic and the details of the API.

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ReadBarcodeFromUrl.py
      
import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Direct URL of source file to search barcodes in. SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/barcode-reader/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 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-'. Pages = "" def main(args=None): readBarcodes(SourceFileURL) def readBarcodes(uploadedFileUrl): """Get Barcode Information using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare URL for 'Barcode Reader' API request url = "{}/barcode/read/from/url?types={}&pages={}&url={}".format( BASE_URL, BarcodeTypes, Pages, uploadedFileUrl ) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.get(url, headers={"x-api-key": API_KEY, "content-type": "application/octet-stream"}) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Display information for barcode in json["barcodes"]: print("Found barcode:") print(f" Type: {barcode['TypeName']}") print(f" Value: {barcode['Value']}") print(f" Document Page Index: {barcode['Page']}") print(f" Rectangle: {barcode['Rect']}") print(f" Confidence: {barcode['Confidence']}") print("") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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