How to split PDF by text from URL asynchronously for PDF splitting API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

PDF.co Web API is the flexible Web API that includes full set of functions from e-signature requests to data extraction, OCR, images recognition, pdf splitting and pdf splitting. Can also generate barcodes and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

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SplitPdfFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1

      
# 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 $API_KEY = "***********************************" # Source PDF file to split $SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-split/multiple-invoices.pdf" # Split Search Text $SplitText = "invoice number" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `Split PDF By Text` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/split2" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "searchString" = $SplitText "url" = $SourceFileUrl "async" = $Async } | ConvertTo-Json try { # Execute request $response = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Post -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "Content-Type" = "application/json" } -Body $body -Uri $query $jsonResponse = $response.Content | ConvertFrom-Json if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $jsonResponse.jobId # URL of generated JSON file available after the job completion; it will contain URLs of result PDF files. $resultJsonFileUrl = $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 JSON file with URLs of result PDF files $jsonPdfUrls = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $resultJsonFileUrl # Download generated PDF files $part = 1; foreach ($url in $jsonPdfUrls) { $localFileName = ".\part$($part).pdf" # Download PDF file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $localFileName -Uri $url Write-Host "Downloaded `"$($localFileName)`"" $part++ } break } elseif ($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 "& .\SplitPdfFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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