How to merge PDF documents from uploaded files for PDF merging API in PHP with PDF.co Web API

Step By Step Tutorial: how to merge PDF documents from uploaded files for PDF merging API in PHP

The sample source codes on this page will demonstrate you how to make PDF merging API in PHP. PDF merging API in PHP can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. 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.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF merging API in PHP with the help of PDF.co Web API. Open your PHP project and simply copy & paste the code and then run your app! Code testing will allow the function to be tested and work properly with your data.

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merge-pdf.php
      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Image To PDF Conversion 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 // 1. UPLOAD FILES TO CLOUD // If you already have direct file links, skip to Step 2. $uploadedFiles = array(); $fileCount = count($_FILES["files"]["name"]); if (!file_exists("./uploads")) { mkdir("./uploads"); } for($i = 0; $i < $fileCount; $i++) { // 1a. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url" . "?name=" . $_FILES["files"]["name"][$i] . "&contenttype=application/octet-stream"; // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey)); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // 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); // Get URL to use for the file upload $uploadFileUrl = $json["presignedUrl"]; // Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls $uploadedFileUrl = $json["url"]; // 1b. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. $tmpFilePath = $_FILES["files"]["tmp_name"][$i]; $localFile = "./uploads/" . $_FILES["files"]['name'][$i]; move_uploaded_file($tmpFilePath, $localFile); $fileHandle = fopen($localFile, "r"); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $uploadFileUrl); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("content-type: application/octet-stream")); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_PUT, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILE, $fileHandle); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, filesize($localFile)); // Execute request curl_exec($curl); if (curl_errno($curl) == 0) { $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); if ($status_code == 200) { $uploadedFiles[] = $uploadedFileUrl; } else { // Display request error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } else { // Display CURL error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } fclose($fileHandle); } else { // Display request error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } else { // Display CURL error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } curl_close($curl); } // 2. MERGE UPLOADED PDF DOCUMENTS if (count($uploadedFiles) > 0) { MergePdf($apiKey, $uploadedFiles); } function MergePdf($apiKey, $uploadedFiles) { // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/merge" . "?name=result.pdf" . "&url=" . join(",", $uploadedFiles); // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey)); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); // 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 result document echo "<div><h2>Conversion 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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