How to convert DOC to PDF asynchronously for DOC to PDF API in PHP with PDF.co Web API

Step By Step Tutorial: how to convert DOC to PDF asynchronously for DOC to PDF API in PHP

Today you are going to learn how to convert DOC to PDF asynchronously in PHP. DOC to PDF API in PHP can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. 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.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do DOC to PDF API in PHP with the help of PDF.co Web API. This PHP sample code should be copied and pasted into your project. After doing this just compile your project and click Run. You can use these PHP sample examples in one or many applications.

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doc-to-pdf-async.php
      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Cloud API asynchronous "DOC To PDF" job example (allows to avoid timeout errors).</title> </head> <body> <?php // Cloud API asynchronous "DOC To PDF" job example. // Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $apiKey = "***********************************"; // Direct URL of source DOC or DOCX file. Check another example if you need to upload a local file to the cloud. $sourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/doc-to-pdf/sample.docx"; // Prepare URL for `DOC To PDF` API call $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/from/doc" . "?url=" . $sourceFileUrl . "&async=true"; // (!) Make asynchronous job // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey)); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // Execute request $result = curl_exec($curl); if (curl_errno($curl) == 0) { $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); if ($status_code == 200) { $json = json_decode($result, true); if ($json["error"] == false) { // URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion $resultFileUrl = $json["url"]; // Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $json["jobId"]; // Check the job status in a loop do { $status = CheckJobStatus($jobId); // Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". // Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) echo "<p>" . date(DATE_RFC2822) . ": " . $status . "</p>"; if ($status == "success") { // Display link to the file with conversion results echo "<div><h2>Conversion Result:</h2><a href='" . $resultFileUrl . "' target='_blank'>" . $resultFileUrl . "</a></div>"; break; } else if ($status == "working") { // Pause for a few seconds sleep(3); } else { echo $status . "<br/>"; break; } } while (true); } else { // Display service reported error echo "<p>Error: " . $json["message"] . "</p>"; } } else { // Display request error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } else { // Display CURL error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } // Cleanup curl_close($curl); function CheckJobStatus($jobId) { $status = null; // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" . $jobId; // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey)); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // Execute request $result = curl_exec($curl); if (curl_errno($curl) == 0) { $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); if ($status_code == 200) { $json = json_decode($result, true); if ($json["error"] == false) { $status = $json["status"]; } else { // Display service reported error echo "<p>Error: " . $json["message"] . "</p>"; } } else { // Display request error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } else { // Display CURL error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } // Cleanup curl_close($curl); return $status; } ?> </body> </html>

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