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

How to split PDF from URL (node for PDF splitting API in JavaScript: Step By Step Tutorial

Today you are going to learn how to split PDF from URL (node 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. This JavaScript sample code should be copied and pasted into your project. After doing this just compile your project and click Run. Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample JavaScript codes to implement PDF splitting API using PDF.co Web API.

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SplitPdfFromUrl.js
      
var https = require("https"); var fs = require("fs"); // 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 SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-split/sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page numbers (or ranges) to process. Example: '1,3-5,7-'. const Pages = "1-2,3-"; // Prepare request to `Split PDF` API endpoint var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/split?pages=${Pages}&url=${SourceFileUrl}&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 #${data.jobId} has been created!`); checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url); } else { // Service reported error console.log(data.message); } }); }).on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.error(e); }); function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrlJson) { let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${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: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`); if (data.status == "working") { // Check again after 3 seconds setTimeout(function(){checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrlJson)} , 3000); } else if (data.status == "success") { request({ method: 'GET', uri: resultFileUrlJson, gzip: true }, function (error, response, body) { // Parse JSON response let respJsonFileArray = JSON.parse(body); let part = 1; respJsonFileArray.forEach((url) => { var localFileName = `./part${part}.png`; var file = fs.createWriteStream(localFileName); https.get(url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated PDF file saved as "${localFileName} file."`); }); }); part++; }, this); }); } else { console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`); } }) }); }

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