How to convert PDF to XML from file (node for PDF to XML API in JavaScript using PDF.co Web API

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Today you are going to learn how to convert PDF to XML from file (node in JavaScript. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to XML 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.

Fast application programming interfaces of PDF.co Web API for JavaScript plus the instruction and the code below will help to learn how to convert PDF to XML from file (node. Sample code in JavaScript 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! You can use these JavaScript sample examples in one or many applications.

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

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