PDF to XML API in PowerShell with PDF.co Web API

Learn to code in PowerShell to make PDF to XML API with this simple How-To tutorial

Easy to understand coding instructions are written to assist you to try-out the features without the requirement to write your own code. PDF.co Web API was made to help with PDF to XML 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.

Want to speed up the application development? Then this PowerShell, code samples for PowerShell, developers help to speed up the application development and writing a code when using PDF.co Web API. To use PDF to XML API in your PowerShell project or application just copy & paste the code and then run your app! These PowerShell sample examples can be used in one or many applications.

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ConvertPdfToXMLFromUploadedFile.ps1

      
# The authentication key (API Key). # Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co/documentation/api $API_KEY = "********************************" # Source PDF file $SourceFile = ".\sample-rotated.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 XML file name $DestinationFile = ".\result.xml" # Some of advanced options available through profiles: # (it can be single/double-quoted and contain comments.) # { # "profiles": [ # { # "profile1": { # "SaveImages": "None", // Whether to extract images. Values: "None", "Embed". # "ImageFormat": "PNG", // Image format for extracted images. Values: "PNG", "JPEG", "GIF", "BMP". # "SaveVectors": false, // Whether to extract vector objects (vertical and horizontal lines). Values: true / false # "ExtractInvisibleText": true, // Invisible text extraction. Values: true / false # "ExtractShadowLikeText": true, // Shadow-like text extraction. Values: true / false # "LineGroupingMode": "None", // Values: "None", "GroupByRows", "GroupByColumns", "JoinOrphanedRows" # "ColumnDetectionMode": "ContentGroupsAndBorders", // Values: "ContentGroupsAndBorders", "ContentGroups", "Borders", "BorderedTables" # "Unwrap": false, // Unwrap grouped text in table cells. Values: true / false # "ShrinkMultipleSpaces": false, // Shrink multiple spaces in table cells that affect column detection. Values: true / false # "DetectNewColumnBySpacesRatio": 1, // Spacing ratio that affects column detection. # "CustomExtractionColumns": [ 0, 50, 150, 200, 250, 300 ], // Explicitly specify columns coordinates for table extraction. # "CheckPermissions": true, // Ignore document permissions. Values: true / false # } # } # ] # } # Sample profile that sets advanced conversion options # Advanced options are properties of XMLExtractor class from ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK used in the back-end: # https://cdn.bytescout.com/help/BytescoutPDFExtractorSDK/html/87ce5fa6-3143-167d-abbd-bc7b5e160fe5.htm # Valid RotationAngle values: # 0 - no rotation # 1 - 90 degrees # 2 - 180 degrees # 3 - 270 degrees $Profiles = '{ "profiles": [{ "profile1": { "RotationAngle": 1 } } ] }' # 1. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE. # * If you already have a direct file URL, skip to the step 3. # Prepare URL for `Get Presigned URL` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?contenttype=application/octet-stream&name=" + ` [System.IO.Path]::GetFileName($SourceFile) $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) try { # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL to use for the file upload $uploadUrl = $jsonResponse.presignedUrl # Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls $uploadedFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url # 2. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD. $r = Invoke-WebRequest -Method Put -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY; "content-type" = "application/octet-stream" } -InFile $SourceFile -Uri $uploadUrl if ($r.StatusCode -eq 200) { # 3. CONVERT UPLOADED PDF FILE TO XML # Prepare URL for `PDF To XML` API call $query = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/xml?name={0}&password={1}&pages={2}&url={3}&profiles={4}" -f ` $(Split-Path $DestinationFile -Leaf), $Password, $Pages, $uploadedFileUrl, $Profiles $query = [System.Uri]::EscapeUriString($query) # Execute request $jsonResponse = Invoke-RestMethod -Method Get -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -Uri $query if ($jsonResponse.error -eq $false) { # Get URL of generated XML file $resultFileUrl = $jsonResponse.url; # Download XML file Invoke-WebRequest -Headers @{ "x-api-key" = $API_KEY } -OutFile $DestinationFile -Uri $resultFileUrl Write-Host "Generated XML file saved as `"$($DestinationFile)`" file." } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } else { # Display request error status Write-Host $r.StatusCode + " " + $r.StatusDescription } } else { # Display service reported error Write-Host $jsonResponse.message } } catch { # Display request error Write-Host $_.Exception }

run.bat

      
@echo off powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& .\ConvertPdfToXMLFromUploadedFile.ps1" echo Script finished with errorlevel=%errorlevel% pause

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