How to generate PDF from large HTML file for HTML to PDF API in PHP and PDF.co Web API

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generate-pdf-from-html.php

      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>PDF Invoice Generation Results</title> </head> <body> <?php // Get submitted form data $apiKey = $_POST["apiKey"]; // The authentication key (API Key). Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api // HTML input $inputHtml = file_get_contents("./inputHtml.html"); // Prepare URL for HTML to PDF API call $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/from/html"; // Prepare requests params // See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co/?#1-json-pdfconvertfromhtml $parameters = array(); // Input HTML code to be converted. Required. $parameters["html"] = utf8_encode($inputHtml); // Name of resulting file $parameters["name"] = "result.pdf"; // Set to css style margins like 10 px or 5px 5px 5px 5px. $parameters["margins"] = "5px 5px 5px 5px"; // Can be Letter, A4, A5, A6 or custom size like 200x200 $parameters["paperSize"] = "Letter"; // Set to Portrait or Landscape. Portrait by default. $parameters["orientation"] = "Portrait"; // true by default. Set to false to disbale printing of background. $parameters["printBackground"] = true; // If large input document, process in async mode by passing true // ! Async Mode $parameters["async"] = true; // Set to HTML for header to be applied on every page at the header. $parameters["header"] = ""; // Set to HTML for footer to be applied on every page at the bottom. $parameters["footer"] = ""; // Create Json payload $data = json_encode($parameters); // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey, "Content-type: application/json")); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data); // 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, $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 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, $apiKey) { $status = null; // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check"; // Prepare requests params $parameters = array(); $parameters["jobid"] = $jobId; // Create Json payload $data = json_encode($parameters); // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey, "Content-type: application/json")); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data); // 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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