How to convert PDF to CSV from file (node for PDF to CSV API in JavaScript and PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to CSV from file (node for PDF to CSV API in JavaScript: How To Tutorial

We’ve created and updating regularly our sample code library so you may quickly learn PDF to CSV API and the step-by-step process in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to CSV API in JavaScript. 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.

This rich sample source code in JavaScript for PDF.co Web API includes the number of functions and options you should do calling the API to implement PDF to CSV API. Follow the instruction and copy – paste code for JavaScript into your project’s code editor. Use of PDF.co Web API in JavaScript is also explained in the documentation included along with the product.

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ConvertPdfToCsvFromFile_AsyncAPI.js
      
/*jshint esversion: 6 */ var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // `request` module is required for file upload. // 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 const SourceFile = "./sample.pdf"; // Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. const Pages = ""; // PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. const Password = ""; // Destination CSV file name const DestinationFile = "./result.csv"; // Prepare request uri for `PDF To CSV` API call var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/csv`; let reqOptions = { uri: query, headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }, formData: { name: path.basename(DestinationFile), password: Password, pages: Pages, async: 'True', file: fs.createReadStream(SourceFile) }, }; // Send request request.post(reqOptions, function (error, response, body) { if (error) { return console.error("Error: ", error); } // Parse JSON response let data = JSON.parse(body); console.log(`Job #${data.jobId} has been created!`); checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url); }); function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl) { let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${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: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`); if (data.status == "working") { // Check again after 3 seconds setTimeout(function(){ checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl); }, 3000); } else if (data.status == "success") { // Download CSV file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(resultFileUrl, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated CSV file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`); } }) }); }

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