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PDF Attachments

PDF attachments functions and attachments extraction.

Available Methods

[POST] /pdf/attachments/extract

Extracts PDF attachments from source pdf file.

  • url required. URL to the source file. Supports links from Google Drive, Dropbox and from built-in PDF.co files storage. For uploading files via API please check Files Upload section. If you are randomly getting Too Many Requests or Access Denied error for your input url, please try to add cache: to enable built-in url caching. You can also encrypt data for output files and decrypt data input files with user-controlled data encryption (uses strong AES encryption with your own keys). Click here to learn more.
  • httpusername (optional) - http auth user name if required to access source url.
  • httppassword (optional) - http auth password if required to access source url.
  • inline optional. false by default. In async mode makes to return body with the content of the output json (with the links to the output). To check the status of async job you should use job/check endpoint to check status of a job by its jobId. See
  • expiration (optional). Output link expiration in minutes. Default is 60 (i.e. 60 minutes or 1 hour). After this delay generated output file(s) (if any) will be auto-removed from PDF.co temporary files storage. Max allowed expiration period depends on your current subscription plan. To store permanent input files (e.g. re-usable images, pdf, documents), please use PDF.co built-in Files Storage instead.
  • async optional. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the background job (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.
  • profiles optional. Must be a String. Use this parameter to set additional configuration for fine tuning and extra options. Explore PDF.co knowledgebase for profile examples.

  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/attachments/extract

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-attachments/attachments.pdf",
    "inline": true,
    "async": false
}

Example responses

/pdf/attachments/extract
{
    "urls": [
        "https://pdf-temp-files.s3.amazonaws.com/DO1TAIHEZR5P9QLI7ICYM9DI0AAH57HY/sample.png",
        "https://pdf-temp-files.s3.amazonaws.com/EOINIMD7X48JSOB1G8ETLVPOFZLM1NJ2/SampleMetafile.emf",
        "https://pdf-temp-files.s3.amazonaws.com/3LW4BXNSPAE0WQTG5DPMXX498OCPNU4Q/ab.tif"
    ],
    "pageCount": 3,
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "name": "attachments.json",
    "credits": 24,
    "duration": 1211,
    "remainingCredits": 98003902
}

Code Snippet

CURL
curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/attachments/extract' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-attachments/attachments.pdf",
    "inline": true,
    "async": false
}'