PDF to CSV API in C# with PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to do PDF to CSV API in C#

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

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ByteScoutWebApiExample.csproj

      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project ToolsVersion="12.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props" Condition="Exists('$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\$(MSBuildToolsVersion)\Microsoft.Common.props')" /> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProjectGuid>{1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <RootNamespace>ByteScoutWebApiExample</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>ByteScoutWebApiExample</AssemblyName> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> <FileAlignment>512</FileAlignment> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <Optimize>false</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <PlatformTarget>AnyCPU</PlatformTarget> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DefineConstants>TRACE</DefineConstants> <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport> <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Newtonsoft.Json, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=30ad4fe6b2a6aeed, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <HintPath>packages\Newtonsoft.Json.10.0.3\lib\net40\Newtonsoft.Json.dll</HintPath> <Private>True</Private> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Core" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml.Linq" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Program.cs" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="packages.config" /> <None Include="profile.json"> <CopyToOutputDirectory>Always</CopyToOutputDirectory> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.CSharp.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

ByteScoutWebApiExample.sln

      
Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 12.00 # Visual Studio 2013 VisualStudioVersion = 12.0.40629.0 MinimumVisualStudioVersion = 10.0.40219.1 Project("{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}") = "ByteScoutWebApiExample", "ByteScoutWebApiExample.csproj", "{1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}" EndProject Global GlobalSection(SolutionConfigurationPlatforms) = preSolution Debug|Any CPU = Debug|Any CPU Release|Any CPU = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(ProjectConfigurationPlatforms) = postSolution {1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}.Debug|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Debug|Any CPU {1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}.Debug|Any CPU.Build.0 = Debug|Any CPU {1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}.Release|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Release|Any CPU {1E1C2C34-017E-4605-AE2B-55EA3313BE51}.Release|Any CPU.Build.0 = Release|Any CPU EndGlobalSection GlobalSection(SolutionProperties) = preSolution HideSolutionNode = FALSE EndGlobalSection EndGlobal

Program.cs

      
using System; using System.IO; using System.Net; using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq; namespace ByteScoutWebApiExample { class Program { // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const String API_KEY = "**************************************"; // Direct URL of source PDF file. const string SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-csv/sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const string Pages = ""; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const string Password = ""; // Destination CSV file name const string DestinationFile = @".\result.csv"; /* Some of advanced options available through profiles: (JSON can be single/double-quoted and contain comments.) { "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "CSVSeparatorSymbol": ",", // Separator symbol. "CSVQuotaionSymbol": "\"", // Quotation symbol. "ExtractInvisibleText": true, // Invisible text extraction. Values: true / false "ExtractShadowLikeText": true, // Shadow-like text extraction. Values: true / false "LineGroupingMode": "None", // Values: "None", "GroupByRows", "GroupByColumns", "JoinOrphanedRows" "ColumnDetectionMode": "ContentGroupsAndBorders", // Values: "ContentGroupsAndBorders", "ContentGroups", "Borders", "BorderedTables" "Unwrap": false, // Unwrap grouped text in table cells. Values: true / false "ShrinkMultipleSpaces": false, // Shrink multiple spaces in table cells that affect column detection. Values: true / false "DetectNewColumnBySpacesRatio": 1, // Spacing ratio that affects column detection. "CustomExtractionColumns": [ 0, 50, 150, 200, 250, 300 ], // Explicitly specify columns coordinates for table extraction. "CheckPermissions": true, // Ignore document permissions. Values: true / false } } ] } */ // Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options // Advanced options are properties of CSVExtractor class from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK used in the back-end: // https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/87ce5fa6-3143-167d-abbd-bc7b5e160fe5.htm static string Profiles = File.ReadAllText("profile.json"); static void Main(string[] args) { // Create standard .NET web client instance WebClient webClient = new WebClient(); // Set API Key webClient.Headers.Add("x-api-key", API_KEY); // Prepare URL for `PDF To CSV` API call string query = Uri.EscapeUriString(string.Format( "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/csv?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&profiles={4}", Path.GetFileName(DestinationFile), Password, Pages, SourceFileUrl, Profiles)); try { // Execute request string response = webClient.DownloadString(query); // Parse JSON response JObject json = JObject.Parse(response); if (json["status"].ToString() != "error") { // Get URL of generated CSV file string resultFileUrl = json["url"].ToString(); // Download CSV file webClient.DownloadFile(resultFileUrl, DestinationFile); Console.WriteLine("Generated CSV file saved as \"{0}\" file.", DestinationFile); } else { Console.WriteLine(json["message"].ToString()); } } catch (WebException e) { Console.WriteLine(e.ToString()); } webClient.Dispose(); Console.WriteLine(); Console.WriteLine("Press any key..."); Console.ReadKey(); } } }

packages.config

      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <packages> <package id="Newtonsoft.Json" version="10.0.3" targetFramework="net40" /> </packages>

profile.json

      
{ "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "OCRMode": "TextFromImagesAndVectorsAndFonts", "CSVSeparatorSymbol": "|" } } ] }

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