How to split PDF from uploaded file for PDF splitting API in PHP and PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to split PDF from uploaded file for PDF splitting API in PHP

Writing of the code to split PDF from uploaded file 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 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.

This rich sample source code in PHP for PDF.co Web API includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to implement PDF splitting 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.php
      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>PDF Splitting Results</title> </head> <body> <?php // Get submitted form data $apiKey = $_POST["apiKey"]; // The authentication key (API Key). Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $pages = $_POST["pages"]; // 1. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. // * If you already have a direct PDF file link, go to the step 3. // Create URL $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url" . "?name=" . $_FILES["file"]["name"] . "&contenttype=application/octet-stream"; // 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); // Get URL to use for the file upload $uploadFileUrl = $json["presignedUrl"]; // Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls $accessFileUrl = $json["url"]; // 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. $localFile = $_FILES["file"]["tmp_name"]; $fileHandle = fopen($localFile, "r"); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $uploadFileUrl); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("content-type: application/octet-stream")); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_PUT, true); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILE, $fileHandle); curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, filesize($localFile)); // Execute request curl_exec($curl); fclose($fileHandle); if (curl_errno($curl)) { // Display request error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } else { $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); if ($status_code == 200) { // 3. SPLIT UPLOADED PDF DOCUMENT SplitPdf($apiKey, $accessFileUrl, $pages); } else { // Display service reported error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } } else { // Display service reported error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } curl_close($curl); } else { // Display CURL error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } function SplitPdf($apiKey, $fileUrl, $pages) { // Prepare URL for `Split PDF` API call $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/split" . "?name=part.pdf" . "&url=" . $fileUrl . "&pages=" . $pages; // 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_POST, true); 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) { // Display links to splitted parts $resultFiles = $json["urls"]; foreach ($resultFiles as &$resultFileUrl) echo "<p><a href=" . $resultFileUrl . ">" . $resultFileUrl . "</p>"; } else { // Display service reported error echo "<p>Error: " . $json["message"] . "</p>"; } } else { // Display request error echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; } } else { // Display request error echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl); } // Cleanup curl_close($curl); } ?> </body> </html>

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