How to convert PDF to text from uploaded file for PDF to text API in Python using PDF.co Web API

Learn to write code convert PDF to text from uploaded file for PDF to text API in Python: Simple How To Tutorial

We regularly create and update our sample code library so you may quickly learn PDF to text API and the step-by-step process in Python. PDF.co Web API was designed to assist PDF to text API in Python. 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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ConvertPdfToTextFromUploadedFile.py

      
import os import requests # pip install requests # The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api API_KEY = "******************************************" # Base URL for PDF.co Web API requests BASE_URL = "https://api.pdf.co/v1" # Source PDF file SourceFile = ".\\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" def main(args = None): uploadedFileUrl = uploadFile(SourceFile) if (uploadedFileUrl != None): convertPdfToText(uploadedFileUrl, DestinationFile) def convertPdfToText(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Converts PDF To Text using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare URL for 'PDF To Text' API request url = "{}/pdf/convert/to/text?name={}&password={}&pages={}&url={}".format( BASE_URL, os.path.basename(destinationFile), Password, Pages, uploadedFileUrl ) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY, "content-type": "application/octet-stream" }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Get URL of result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Download result file r = requests.get(resultFileUrl, stream=True) if (r.status_code == 200): with open(destinationFile, 'wb') as file: for chunk in r: file.write(chunk) print(f"Result file saved as \"{destinationFile}\" file.") else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") def uploadFile(fileName): """Uploads file to the cloud""" # 1. RETRIEVE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD FILE. # Prepare URL for 'Get Presigned URL' API request url = "{}/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name={}".format( BASE_URL, os.path.basename(fileName)) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # URL to use for file upload uploadUrl = json["presignedUrl"] # URL for future reference uploadedFileUrl = json["url"] # 2. UPLOAD FILE TO CLOUD. with open(fileName, 'rb') as file: requests.put(uploadUrl, data=file, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY, "content-type": "application/octet-stream" }) return uploadedFileUrl else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") return None if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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