How to merge PDF documents from urls (node for PDF merging API in JavaScript and PDF.co Web API

Step By Step Tutorial: how to merge PDF documents from urls (node for PDF merging API in JavaScript

ByteScout tutorials explain the code material for beginners and advanced programmers who are using JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF merging API in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

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MergePdfDocumentsFromUrls.js
      
var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "***********************************"; // Direct URLs of PDF files to merge const SourceFiles = [ "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample1.pdf", "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample2.pdf" ]; // Destination PDF file name const DestinationFile = "./result.pdf"; // Prepare request to `Merge PDF` API endpoint var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/merge?name=${path.basename(DestinationFile)}&url=${SourceFiles.join(",")}&async=True`; var reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { // Parse JSON response var data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { console.log(`Job #${data.jobId} has been created!`); checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url); } else { // Service reported error console.log(data.message); } }); }).on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log(e); }); function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl) { let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${jobId}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), method: "GET", headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { response.setEncoding("utf8"); // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(d); console.log(`Checking Job #${jobId}, Status: ${data.status}, Time: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`); if (data.status == "working") { // Check again after 3 seconds setTimeout(function(){ checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl);}, 3000); } else if (data.status == "success") { // Download PDF file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(resultFileUrl, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated PDF file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`); } }) }); }

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