How to split PDF asynchronously for PDF splitting API in PHP using PDF.co Web API

Step By Step Tutorial: how to split PDF asynchronously for PDF splitting API in PHP

Writing of the code to split PDF asynchronously in PHP can be done by developers of any level using PDF.co Web API. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF splitting API in PHP. 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.

PHP code samples for PHP developers help to speed up the application’s code writing when using PDF.co Web API. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for PHP into your project’s code editor. This basic programming language sample code for PHP will do the whole work for you in implementing PDF splitting API in your app.

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split-pdf-async.php
      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Cloud API asynchronous "Split PDF" job example (allows to avoid timeout errors).</title> </head> <body> <?php // Cloud API asynchronous "Split 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 $apiKey = "***********************************"; // Direct URL of source PDF file. Check another example if you need to upload a local file to the cloud. $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-'. $pages = "1-2,3-"; // Prepare URL for `Split PDF` API call $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/split" . "?url=" . $sourceFileUrl . "&pages=" . $pages . "&async=true"; // (!) Make asynchronous job // 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); if ($json["error"] == false) { // URL of generated JSON file available after the job completion; it will contain URLs of result PDF files. $resultFileUrl = $json["url"]; // Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $json["jobId"]; // Check the job status in a loop do { $status = CheckJobStatus($jobId); // Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". // Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) echo "<p>" . date(DATE_RFC2822) . ": " . $status . "</p>"; if ($status == "success") { // Display link to the file with conversion results echo "<div><h2>Splitting Results:</h2><a href='" . $resultFileUrl . "' target='_blank'>" . $resultFileUrl . "</a></div>"; break; } else if ($status == "working") { // Pause for a few seconds sleep(3); } else { echo $status . "<br/>"; break; } } while (true); } 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($curl); function CheckJobStatus($jobId) { $status = null; // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=" . $jobId; // 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); if ($json["error"] == false) { $status = $json["status"]; } 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); return $status; } ?> </body> </html>

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