How to convert PDF to CSV from uploaded file for PDF to CSV API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to convert PDF to CSV from uploaded file for PDF to CSV API in PowerShell

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 PowerShell. PDF to CSV API in PowerShell can be implemented with PDF.co Web API. 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.

PowerShell code snippet like this for PDF.co Web API works best when you need to quickly implement PDF to CSV API in your PowerShell application. This PowerShell sample code should be copied and pasted into your project. After doing this just compile your project and click Run. Writing PowerShell application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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ConvertPdfToCsvFromUploadedFile.ps1
      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "***********************************" # Source PDF file $SourceFile = ".\sample.pdf" # Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'. $Pages = "" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. $Password = "" # Destination CSV file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.csv" # 1. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. # * If you already have a direct file URL, skip to the step 3. # Prepare URL for `Get Presigned URL` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=" + ` [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($SourceFile) $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL to use for the file upload $uploadUrl = $jsonResponse.presignedUrl # Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls $uploadedFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. $r = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Put -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "content-type" = "application/octet-stream" } -InFile $SourceFile -Uri $uploadUrl if ($r.StatusCode -eq 200) { # 3. CONVERT UPLOADED PDF FILE TO CSV # Prepare URL for `PDF To CSV` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/csv?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $uploadedFileUrl $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated CSV file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download CSV file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated CSV file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } else { # Display request error status Write-Host $r.StatusCode + " " + $r.StatusDescription } } 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 "& .\ConvertPdfToCsvFromUploadedFile.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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