How to parse uploaded file (node for document parser API in JavaScript using PDF.co Web API

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The easy to understand coding guides help you check the features without any need to write your own code. PDF.co Web API helps with document parser API in JavaScript. 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.

This simple and easy to understand sample source code in JavaScript for PDF.co Web API contains different functions and options you should do calling the API to implement document parser API. This sample code in JavaScript 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! This basic programming language sample code for JavaScript will do the whole work for you in implementing document parser API in your app.

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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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ParsePdfFromUploadedFile.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); 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 PDF file const SourceFile = "./MultiPageTable.pdf"; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const Password = ""; // Destination PDF file name const DestinationFile = "./result.json"; // 1. RETRIEVE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD FILE. getPresignedUrl(API_KEY, SourceFile) .then(([uploadUrl, uploadedFileUrl]) => { // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. uploadFile(API_KEY, SourceFile, uploadUrl) .then(() => { // 3. OPTIMIZE UPLOADED PDF FILE parsePdf(API_KEY, uploadedFileUrl, Password, DestinationFile); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); function getPresignedUrl(apiKey, localFile) { return new Promise(resolve => { // Prepare request to `Get Presigned URL` API endpoint let queryPath = `/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=${path.basename(SourceFile)}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { let data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Return presigned url we received resolve([data.presignedUrl, data.url]); } else { // Service reported error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + data.message); } }); }) .on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + e); }); }); } function uploadFile(apiKey, localFile, uploadUrl) { return new Promise(resolve => { fs.readFile(SourceFile, (err, data) => { request({ method: "PUT", url: uploadUrl, body: data, headers: { "Content-Type": "application/octet-stream" } }, (err, res, body) => { if (!err) { resolve(); } else { console.log("uploadFile() request error: " + e); } }); }); }); } function parsePdf(apiKey, uploadedFileUrl, password, destinationFile) { // Template text. Use Document Parser SDK (https://bytescout.com/products/developer/documentparsersdk/index.html) // to create templates. // Read template from file: var templateText = fs.readFileSync("./MultiPageTable-template1.yml", "utf-8"); // URL for `Document Parser` API call var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/documentparser`; var jsonRequestObject = { url: uploadedFileUrl, template: templateText }; request( { url: query, headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }, method: "POST", json: true, body: jsonRequestObject }, function (error, response, body) { if (error) { return console.error("Error: ", error); } // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(body)); if (data.error == false) { //Download generated file var file = fs.createWriteStream(destinationFile); https.get(data.url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated result file saved as "${destinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { // Service reported error console.log("Error: " + data.message); } } ); }

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