PDF to excel API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to do PDF to excel API in PowerShell

On this page you will learn from code samples for programming in PowerShell. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to excel API in PowerShell. 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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ConvertPdfToXlsFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1

      
# Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To XLS" 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 = "***********************************" # Direct URL of source PDF file. $SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-excel/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 XLS file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.xls" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Some of advanced options available through profiles: # (JSON can be single/double-quoted and contain comments.) # { # "profiles": [ # { # "profile1": { # "NumberDecimalSeparator": "", // Allows to customize decimal separator in numbers. # "NumberGroupSeparator": "", // Allows to customize thousands separator. # "AutoDetectNumbers": true, // Whether to detect numbers. Values: true / false # "RichTextFormatting": true, // Whether to keep text style and fonts. Values: true / false # "PageToWorksheet": true, // Whether to create separate worksheet for each page of PDF document. Values: true / false # "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 XLSExtractor class from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK used in the back-end: # https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/2712c05b-9674-5253-df76-2a31ed055afd.htm $Profiles = '{ "profiles": [ { "profile1": { "RichTextFormatting": false, "PageToWorksheet": false } } ] }' # Prepare URL for `PDF To XLS` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/xls" # Prepare request body (will be auto-converted to JSON by Invoke-RestMethod) # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co $body = @{ "name" = $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf) "password" = $Password "pages" = $Pages "url" = $SourceFileUrl "async" = $Async "profiles" = $Profiles } | 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 XLS file that will available after the job completion $resultFileUrl = $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 XLS file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated XLS file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($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 }

run.bat

      
@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\ConvertPdfToXlsFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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