PDF Fill PDF Forms in PHP with PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the REST API that provides a set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of PDF files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, it can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and PDF.

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fill-pdf-forms.php

      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>PDF Fill PDF Form 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 // Prepare URL for HTML to PDF API call $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/edit/add"; // Prepare requests params // See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $parameters = array(); // Direct URL of source PDF file. $parameters["url"] = "bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-form/f1040.pdf"; // Name of resulting file $parameters["name"] = "f1040-form-filled"; // If large input document, process in async mode by passing true $parameters["async"] = false; // Field Strings $fields = '[{ "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].FilingStatus[0].c1_01[1]", "pages": "1", "text": "True" }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_02[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "John A." }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_03[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "Doe" }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_04[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "123456789" }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_05[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "Joan B." }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_05[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "Joan B." }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_06[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "Doe" }, { "fieldName": "topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_07[0]", "pages": "1", "text": "987654321" }]';// JSON string // Convert JSON string to Array $fieldsArray = json_decode($fields, true); $parameters["fields"] = $fieldsArray; // 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) { $resultFileUrl = $json["url"]; // Display link to the file with conversion results echo "<div><h2>Result:</h2><a href='" . $resultFileUrl . "' target='_blank'>" . $resultFileUrl . "</a></div>"; } 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); ?> </body> </html>

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