How to get PDF info from URL for PDF information API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to get PDF info from URL for PDF information API in PowerShell

Today we will explain the steps and algorithm of how to get PDF info from URL and how to make it work in your application. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF information API in PowerShell. 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.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the code below and use it in your application. Sample code in PowerShell is all you need. Copy-paste it to your the code editor, then add a reference to PDF.co Web API and you are ready to try it! Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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GetPdfInfoFromUrl.ps1
      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "***********************************" # Direct URL of PDF file to get information $SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-info/sample.pdf" # Prepare URL for `PDF Info` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/info?url=$($SourceFileURL)" $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Display PDF document information Write-Host $jsonResponse.info } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

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@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\GetPdfInfoFromUrl.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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