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Today we will explain the steps and algorithm of how to convert PDF to XML in jquery and how to make it work in your application. 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.

You will save a lot of time on writing and testing code as you may just take the code below and use it in your application. Open your JavaScript project and simply copy & paste the code and then run your app! Writing JavaScript application typically includes multiple stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please test it with your data and the production environment.

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$(document).ready(function () { $("#resultBlock").hide(); $("#errorBlock").hide(); $("#result").attr("href", '').html(''); }); $(document).on("click", "#submit", function () { $("#resultBlock").hide(); $("#errorBlock").hide(); $("#inlineOutput").text(''); // inline output div $("#status").text(''); // status div var apiKey = $("#apiKey").val().trim(); //Get your API key at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api var formData = $("#form input[type=file]")[0].files[0]; // file to upload var toType = $("#convertType").val(); // output type var isInline = $("#outputType").val() == "inline"; // if we need output as inline content or link to output file $("#status").html('Requesting presigned url for upload... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />'); $.ajax({ url: 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?name=test.pdf&contenttype=application/pdf&encrypt=true', type: 'GET', headers: {'x-api-key': apiKey}, // passing our api key success: function (result) { if (result['error'] === false) { var presignedUrl = result['presignedUrl']; // reading provided presigned url to put our content into var accessUrl = result['url']; // reading output url that will indicate uploaded file $("#status").html('Uploading... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />'); $.ajax({ url: presignedUrl, // no api key is required to upload file type: 'PUT', headers: {'content-type': 'application/pdf'}, // setting to pdf type as we are uploading pdf file data: formData, processData: false, success: function (result) { $("#status").html('Processing... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />'); $.ajax({ url: 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/'+toType+'?url='+ presignedUrl + '&encrypt=true&inline=' + isInline, type: 'POST', headers: {'x-api-key': apiKey}, success: function (result) { $("#status").text('done converting.'); // console.log(JSON.stringify(result)); $("#resultBlock").show(); if (isInline) { $("#inlineOutput").text(result['body']); } else { $("#result").attr("href", result['url']).html(result['url']); } } }); }, error: function () { $("#status").text('error'); } }); } } }); });

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