How to convert PDF to text from URL asynchronously for PDF to text API in PowerShell with PDF.co Web API

How to convert PDF to text from URL asynchronously for PDF to text API in PowerShell: Step By Step Tutorial

The coding tutorials are designed to help you test the features without need to write your own code. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to text 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.

The SDK samples like this one below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF to text API in PowerShell with the help of PDF.co Web API. Sample code in PowerShell is all you need. Copy-paste it to your the code editor, then add a reference to PDF.co Web API and you are ready to try it! Further enhancement of the code will make it more vigorous.

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ConvertPdfToTextFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1
      
# Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To Text" 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-text/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 TXT file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.txt" # (!) Make asynchronous job $Async = $true # Prepare URL for `PDF To Text` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text?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 TXT 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 TXT file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated TXT file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." break } elseif ($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 "& .\ConvertPdfToTextFromUrlAsynchronously.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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