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

Learn how to convert PDF to text from file (node to have PDF to text API in JavaScript

Today you are going to learn how to convert PDF to text from file (node in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API helps with PDF to text 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 text API. This JavaScript sample code should be copied and pasted into your project. After doing this just compile your project and click Run. Use of PDF.co Web API in JavaScript is also explained in the documentation included along with the product.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromFile_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 TXT file name const DestinationFile = "./result.txt"; // Prepare request uri for `PDF To Text` API endpoint var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text`; let reqOptions = { uri: query, headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }, formData: { name: path.basename(DestinationFile), pages: Pages, password: Password, 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: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`); if (data.status == "working") { // Check again after 3 seconds setTimeout(function(){ checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl); }, 3000); } else if (data.status == "success") { // Download TXT file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(resultFileUrl, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated TXT file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`); } }) }); }

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