How to replace text from PDF in Python with PDF.co Web API

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.

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ReplaceTextFromUrlAsynchronously.py

      
""" Cloud API asynchronous "PDF To Text" job example. Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. """ import os import requests # pip install requests import time import datetime # 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" # Direct URL of source PDF file. SourceFileURL = "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-split/sample.pdf" # PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents. Password = "" # Destination PDF file name DestinationFile = ".\\result.pdf" # (!) Make asynchronous job Async = True def main(args = None): replaceStringFromPdf(SourceFileURL, DestinationFile) def replaceStringFromPdf(uploadedFileUrl, destinationFile): """Replace Text from PDF using PDF.co Web API""" # Prepare requests params as JSON # See documentation: https://apidocs.pdf.co parameters = {} parameters["async"] = Async parameters["name"] = os.path.basename(destinationFile) parameters["password"] = Password parameters["url"] = uploadedFileUrl parameters["searchString"] = "The most conspicuous feature of" parameters["replaceString"] = "replaced text" # Prepare URL for 'Replace Text from PDF' API request url = "{}/pdf/edit/replace-text".format(BASE_URL) # Execute request and get response as JSON response = requests.post(url, data=parameters, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() if json["error"] == False: # Asynchronous job ID jobId = json["jobId"] # URL of the result file resultFileUrl = json["url"] # Check the job status in a loop. # If you don't want to pause the main thread you can rework the code # to use a separate thread for the status checking and completion. while True: status = checkJobStatus(jobId) # Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success". # Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes) print(datetime.datetime.now().strftime("%H:%M.%S") + ": " + status) if status == "success": # 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}") break elif status == "working": # Pause for a few seconds time.sleep(3) else: print(status) break else: # Show service reported error print(json["message"]) else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") def checkJobStatus(jobId): """Checks server job status""" url = f"{BASE_URL}/job/check?jobid={jobId}" response = requests.get(url, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY }) if (response.status_code == 200): json = response.json() return json["status"] else: print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}") return None if __name__ == '__main__': main()

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