PDF fill PDF forms in Python and PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, pdf splitting and pdf splitting. Can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

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FillPDFForms.py

      
import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "**********************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Direct URL of source PDF file. SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-form/f1040.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. Password = "" # Destination PDF file name DestinationFile = ".\\result.pdf" # Runs processing asynchronously. Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false. Async = "False" # Values to fill out pdf fields with built-in pdf form filler. # To fill fields in PDF form, use the following format page;fieldName;value for example: 0;editbox1;text is here. To fill checkbox, use true, for example: 0;checkbox1;true. To separate multiple objects, use | separator. To get the list of all fillable fields in PDF form please use /pdf/info/fields endpoint. FieldsStrings = "1;topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].f1_02[0];John A. Doe|1;topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].FilingStatus[0].c1_01[1];true|1;topmostSubform[0].Page1[0].YourSocial_ReadOrderControl[0].f1_04[0];123456789" def main(args = None): fillPDFForm(SourceFileUrl, DestinationFile) def fillPDFForm(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Converts HTML to PDF using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co parameters = {} parameters["name"] = os.path.basename(destinationFile) parameters["url"] = uploadedFileUrl parameters["fieldsString"] = FieldsStrings parameters["async"] = Async # Prepare URL for 'Fill PDF' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/add".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.post(url, data=parameters, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) if (r.status_code == 200): with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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