How to convert PDF to XLSX from URL asynchronously for PDF to excel API in PowerShell and PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to XLSX from URL asynchronously in PowerShell with easy ByteScout code samples to make PDF to excel API. Step-by-step tutorial

Sample source codes below will show you how to cope with a difficult task, for example, PDF to excel API in PowerShell. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to excel API in PowerShell. 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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ConvertPdfToXlsxFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1
      
# Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To XLSX" 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 XLSX file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.xlsx" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `PDF To XLSX` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/xlsx?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&async={4}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $SourceFileUrl, $Async $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Asynchronous job ID $jobId = $jsonResponse.jobId # URL of generated XLSX 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 XLSX file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated XLSX file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($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 }

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

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