How to convert PDF to XML from URL (node for PDF to XML API in JavaScript and PDF.co Web API

Step By Step Tutorial: how to convert PDF to XML from URL (node for PDF to XML API in JavaScript

Every ByteScout tool contains example JavaScript source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to XML 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.

JavaScript code snippet like this for PDF.co Web API works best when you need to quickly implement PDF to XML API in your JavaScript application. For implimentation of this functionality, please copy and paste code below into your app using code editor. Then compile and run your app. You can use these JavaScript sample examples in one or many applications.

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ConvertPdfToXmlFromUrl.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-xml/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 to `PDF To XML` API endpoint var queryPath = `/v1/pdf/convert/to/xml?name=${path.basename(DestinationFile)}&password=${Password}&pages=${Pages}&url=${SourceFileUrl}&async=True`; 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) { console.log(`Job #${data.jobId} has been created!`); // Process returned job checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url); } else { // Service reported error console.log(data.message); } }); }).on("error", (e) => { // Request error console.log(e); }); function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl) { let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${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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