How to split PDF from uploaded file (node for PDF splitting API in JavaScript with PDF.co Web API

How to split PDF from uploaded file (node in JavaScript with easy ByteScout code samples to make PDF splitting API. Step-by-step tutorial

The sample source codes on this page will demonstrate you how to make PDF splitting API in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF splitting 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.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF splitting API in JavaScript with the help of PDF.co Web API. Sample code in JavaScript 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! Tutorials are available along with installed PDF.co Web API if you’d like to dive deeper into the topic and the details of the API.

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SplitPdfFromUploadedFile.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // `request` module is required for file upload. // Use "npm install request" command to install. var request = require("request"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "***********************************"; // Source PDF file to split const SourceFile = "./sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page numbers (or ranges) to process. Example: '1,3-5,7-'. const Pages = "1-2,3-"; // 1. RETRIEVE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD FILE. getPresignedUrl(API_KEY, SourceFile) .then(([uploadUrl, uploadedFileUrl]) => { // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. uploadFile(API_KEY, SourceFile, uploadUrl) .then(() => { // 3. SPLIT UPLOADED PDF splitPdf(API_KEY, uploadedFileUrl, Pages); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); }) .catch(e => { console.log(e); }); function getPresignedUrl(apiKey, localFile) { return new Promise(resolve => { // Prepare request to `Get Presigned URL` API endpoint let queryPath = `/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=${path.basename(SourceFile)}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { let data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Return presigned url we received resolve([data.presignedUrl, data.url]); } else { // Service reported error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + data.message); } }); }) .on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log("getPresignedUrl(): " + e); }); }); } function uploadFile(apiKey, localFile, uploadUrl) { return new Promise(resolve => { fs.readFile(SourceFile, (err, data) => { request({ method: "PUT", url: uploadUrl, body: data, headers: { "Content-Type": "application/octet-stream" } }, (err, res, body) => { if (!err) { resolve(); } else { console.log("uploadFile() request error: " + e); } }); }); }); } function splitPdf(apiKey, uploadedFileUrl, pages) { // Prepare request to `Make Searchable PDF` API endpoint var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/split?pages=${pages}&url=${uploadedFileUrl}`; let reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), method: "GET", headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { response.setEncoding("utf8"); // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Download generated PDF files var part = 1; data.urls.forEach((url) => { var localFileName = `./part${part}.pdf`; var file = fs.createWriteStream(localFileName); https.get(url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated PDF file saved as "${localFileName}" file.`); }); }); part++; }, this); } else { // Service reported error console.log("readBarcodes(): " + data.message); } }); }) .on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log("readBarcodes(): " + e); }); }

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