How to parse from URL asynchronously for document parser API in PHP with PDF.co Web API

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MultiPageTable-template1.yml

      
--- # Template that demonstrates parsing of multi-page table using only # macro expressions for the table start, end, and rows. # If macro 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: 3 templatePriority: 0 sourceId: Multipage Table Test detectionRules: keywords: - Sample document with multi-page table fields: total: expression: 'TOTAL{{Spaces}}({{Number}})' dataType: decimal tables: - name: table1 start: # macro expression to find the table start in document expression: 'Item{{Spaces}}Description{{Spaces}}Price' end: # macro expression to find the table end in document expression: 'TOTAL{{Spaces}}{{Number}}' row: # macro expression to find table rows expression: '{{LineStart}}{{Spaces}}(?<itemNo>{{Digits}}){{Spaces}}(?<description>{{SentenceWithSingleSpaces}}){{Spaces}}(?<price>{{Number}}){{Spaces}}(?<qty>{{Digits}}){{Spaces}}(?<extPrice>{{Number}})' # output data types for columns columns: - name: itemNo type: integer - name: description type: string - name: price type: decimal - name: qty type: integer - name: extPrice type: decimal multipage: true

program.php

      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Document Parse Results</title> </head> <body> <?php // Source PDF file $uploadedFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/document-parser/MultiPageTable.pdf"; // Get submitted form data $apiKey = $_POST["apiKey"]; // The authentication key (API Key). Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api // Read all template texts $templateText = file_get_contents($_FILES["fileTemplate"]["tmp_name"]); // PARSE UPLOADED PDF DOCUMENT ParseDocument($apiKey, $uploadedFileUrl, $templateText); function ParseDocument($apiKey, $uploadedFileUrl, $templateText) { // (!) Make asynchronous job $async = TRUE; // Prepare URL for Document parser API call. // See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co/?#1-pdfdocumentparser $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/documentparser" . "?async=" . $async; // Post fields $data = array('url'=>$uploadedFileUrl, 'template'=>$templateText); // 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_POST, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // Execute request $result = curl_exec($curl); echo $result . "<br/>"; if (curl_errno($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 JSON 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, $apiKey); // 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 JSON file with information about parsed fields echo "<div><h2>Parsing 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); } } function CheckJobStatus($jobId, $apiKey) { $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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