How to convert PDF to XML from uploaded file for PDF to XML API in Python with PDF.co Web API

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

The documentation is written to assist you to apply all the necessary features on your side. PDF.co Web API was designed to assist PDF to XML 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.

The SDK samples displayed below below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF to XML API in Python with the help of PDF.co Web API. This Python sample code can be used by copying and pasting into your project. Once done,just compile your project and click Run. Writing Python application mostly includes various stages of the software development so even if the functionality works please check it with your data and the production environment.

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ConvertPdfToXMLFromUploadedFile.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 XML file name DestinationFile = ".\\result.xml" def main(args = None): uploadedFileUrl = uploadFile(SourceFile) if (uploadedFileUrl != None): convertPdfToXml(uploadedFileUrl, DestinationFile) def convertPdfToXml(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Converts PDF To XML using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare URL for 'PDF To XML' API request url = "{}/pdf/convert/to/xml?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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