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

How to merge PDF documents from urls asynchronously for PDF merging API in PowerShell: Step By Step Tutorial

Sample source codes below will show you how to cope with a difficult task, for example, PDF merging API in PowerShell. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF merging 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! Test PowerShell sample code examples whether they respond your needs and requirements for the project.

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MergePdfDocumentsFromUrlsAsynchronously.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 PDF documents to merge $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 $DestinationFile = ".\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `Merge PDF` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/merge?name={0}&url={1}&async={2}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $($SourceFiles -join ","), $Async $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # 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 }

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

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