How to merge any documents from urls asynchronously for PDF merging API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

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MergeAnyDocumentsFromUrlsAsynchronously.ps1

      
# Cloud API asynchronous "Merge PDF" job example. # Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "***********************************" # Direct URLs of documents to merge. Supports documents, spreadsheets, images as sources. $SourceFiles = @( "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample1.pdf", "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/other/Input.xls", "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/doc-to-pdf/sample.docx", "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/image-to-pdf/image1.png", "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/image-to-pdf/image2.jpg" ) # Destination PDF file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `Merge Document` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/merge2" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "name" = $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf) "url" = $SourceFiles -join "," "async" = $Async } | ConvertTo-Json try { # Execute request $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $jsonResponse.jobId # URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # Check the job status in a loop. do { $statusCheckUrl = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" + $jobId $jsonStatus = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $statusCheckUrl # Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) Write-Host "$(Get-date): $($jsonStatus.status)" if ($jsonStatus.status -eq "success") { # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated PDF file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($jsonStatus.status -eq "working") { # Pause for a few seconds Start-Sleep -Seconds 3 } else { Write-Host $jsonStatus.status break } } while ($true) } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

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

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