How to parse uploaded file asynchronously for document parser API in C# using PDF.co Web API

Follow this simple tutorial to learn parse uploaded file asynchronously to have document parser API in C#

If you want a quick and easy way to add a required functionality into your application then check this sample source code documentation. PDF.co Web API was designed to assist document parser API in C#. PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

The SDK samples displayed below below explain how to quickly make your application do document parser API in C# with the help of PDF.co Web API. This sample code in C# is all you need. Just copy-paste it to the code editor, then add a reference to PDF.co Web API and you are ready to try it! 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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MultiPageTable-template1.yml
      
--- # Template that demonstrates parsing of multi-page table using only # regular expressions for the table start, end, and rows. # If regular expression cannot be written for every table row (for example, # if the table contains empty cells), try the second method demonstrated # in `MultiPageTable-template2.yml` template. templateVersion: 2 templatePriority: 0 sourceId: Multipage Table Test detectionRules: keywords: - Sample document with multi-page table fields: total: expression: TOTAL {{DECIMAL}} tables: - name: table1 start: # regular expression to find the table start in document expression: Item\s+Description\s+Price\s+Qty\s+Extended Price end: # regular expression to find the table end in document expression: TOTAL\s+\d+\.\d\d row: # regular expression to find table rows expression: '^\s*(?<itemNo>\d+)\s+(?<description>.+?)\s+(?<price>\d+\.\d\d)\s+(?<qty>\d+)\s+(?<extPrice>\d+\.\d\d)' columns: - name: itemNo type: integer - name: description type: string - name: price type: decimal - name: qty type: integer - name: extPrice type: decimal multipage: true

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Program.cs
      
using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Collections.Specialized; using System.IO; using System.Net; using System.Text; using System.Threading; using Newtonsoft.Json; using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq; // Cloud API asynchronous "Document Parser" job example. // Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. namespace ByteScoutWebApiExample { class Program { // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const String API_KEY = "***********************************"; // Source PDF file const string SourceFile = @".\MultiPageTable.pdf"; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const string Password = ""; // Destination TXT file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.json"; // (!) Make asynchronous job const bool Async = true; static void Main(string[] args) { // Template text. Use Document Parser SDK (https://bytescout.com/products/developer/documentparsersdk/index.html) // to create templates. // Read template from file: String templateText = File.ReadAllText(@".\MultiPageTable-template1.yml"); // Create standard .NET web client instance WebClient webClient = new WebClient(); // Set API Key webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY); // 1. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. // * If you already have a direct file URL, skip to the step 3. // Prepare URL for `Get Presigned URL` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name={0}", Path.GetFileName(SourceFile))); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Get URL to use for the file upload string uploadUrl = json["presignedUrl"].ToString(); string uploadedFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. webClient.Headers.Add("content-type", "application/octet-stream"); webClient.UploadFile(uploadUrl, "PUT", SourceFile); // You can use UploadData() instead if your file is byte[] or Stream webClient.Headers.Remove("content-type"); // 3. PARSE UPLOADED PDF DOCUMENT // URL for `Document Parser` API call query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/documentparser?url={0}&async={1}", uploadedFileUrl, Async)); Dictionary<string, string> requestBody = new Dictionary<string, string>(); requestBody.Add("template", templateText); // Execute request response = webClient.UploadString(query, "POST", JsonConvert.SerializeObject(requestBody)); // Parse JSON response json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["error"].ToObject<bool>() == false) { // Asynchronous job ID string jobId = json["jobId"].ToString(); // Get URL of generated JSON file string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Check the job status in a loop. // If you don't want to pause the main thread you can rework the code // to use a separate thread for the status checking and completion. do { string status = CheckJobStatus(webClient, jobId); // Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". // Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) Console.WriteLine(DateTime.Now.ToLongTimeString() + ": " + status); if (status == "success") { // Download JSON file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated JSON file saved as \"{0}\" file.", DestinationFile); break; } else if (status == "working") { // Pause for a few seconds Thread.Sleep(3000); } else { Console.WriteLine(status); break; } } while (true); } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } catch (WebException e) { Console.WriteLine(e.ToString()); } webClient.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key..."); Console.ReadKey(); } static string CheckJobStatus(WebClient webClient, string jobId) { string url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" + jobId; string response = webClient.DownloadString(url); JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); return Convert.ToString(json["status"]); } } }

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packages.config
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="Newtonsoft.Json" version="10.0.3" targetFramework="net40" /> </packages>

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