How to convert PDF to text from URL (node for PDF to text API in JavaScript using PDF.co Web API

Tutorial: how to convert PDF to text from URL (node for PDF to text API in JavaScript

On this page you will learn from code samples for programming in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to text API in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API is the Rest API that provides set of data extraction functions, tools for documents manipulation, splitting and merging of pdf files. Includes built-in OCR, images recognition, can generate and read barcodes from images, scans and pdf.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF to text API in JavaScript with the help of PDF.co Web API. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. This basic programming language sample code for JavaScript will do the whole work for you in implementing PDF to text API in your app.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromUrl.js
      
var https = require("https"); var path = require("path"); var fs = require("fs"); // The authentication key (API Key). // Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api const API_KEY = "***********************************"; // Direct URL of source PDF file. const SourceFileUrl = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-text/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 to `PDF To Text` API endpoint var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/convert/to/text?name=${path.basename(DestinationFile)}&password=${Password}&pages=${Pages}&url=${SourceFileUrl}`; var reqOptions = { host: "api.pdf.co", path: encodeURI(queryPath), headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY } }; // Send request https.get(reqOptions, (response) => { response.on("data", (d) => { // Parse JSON response var data = JSON.parse(d); if (data.error == false) { // Download TXT file var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile); https.get(data.url, (response2) => { response2.pipe(file) .on("close", () => { console.log(`Generated TXT file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`); }); }); } else { // Service reported error console.log(data.message); } }); }).on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log(e); });

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