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PDF Search Tables

Scans PDF document for tables and returns the array of tables with coordinates and information about columns.

Available methods

[POST] /pdf/find/table

This function detects table in PDF using AI-powered table detection function. Returns JSON object with tables coordinates with page index, X, Y, Width, Height for each table and Columns coordinates.

  • 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.
  • pages optional. Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. IMPORTANT: the very first page starts at 0 (zero). To set a range use the dash -, for example: 0,2-5,7-. To set a range from index to the last page use range like this: 2- (from page #3 as the index starts at zero and till the of the document). For ALL pages just leave this param empty. Example: 0,2-5,7- means first page, then 3rd page to 6th page, and then the range from 8th (index = 7) page till the end of the document. Must be a String.
  • inline optional. Must be one of: true, false. When false, endpoint returns link to .json file with the output.
  • password optional. Password of PDF file. Must be a String
  • async optional. Runs processing asynchronously. Returns Use JobId that you may use with /job/check to check state of the processing (possible states: working, failed, aborted and success). Must be one of: true, false.
  • encrypt optional. Enable encryption for output file. Must be one of: true, false.
  • name optional. File name for generated output. Must be a String.
  • 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.
  • profiles optional. Must be a String. You can set additional and extra options using this parameter that allows you to set custom configuration. See profiles samples for examples.

Description

  • Method: POST
  • URL: /v1/pdf/find/table

Query parameters

No query parameters accepted.

Body payload

{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-text/sample.pdf",
    "async": "false",
    "encrypt": "false",
    "inline": "true",
    "password": ""
}

Example responses

/pdf/find/table
{
    "body": {
        "tables": [
            {
                "PageIndex": 0,
                "X": 36,
                "Y": 34.4400024,
                "Width": 523.44,
                "Height": 160.82,
                "Columns": [
                    357.675
                ]
            },
            {
                "PageIndex": 0,
                "X": 36,
                "Y": 316.249969,
                "Width": 523.44,
                "Height": 120.620026,
                "Columns": [
                    157.117,
                    340.68,
                    475.84
                ]
            }
        ]
    },
    "pageCount": 1,
    "error": false,
    "status": 200,
    "name": "sample.json",
    "remainingCredits": 99724462,
    "credits": 21
}

Code Snippet

CURL
curl --location --request POST 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/find/table' \
--header 'x-api-key: ' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
    "url": "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-to-text/sample.pdf",
    "async": "false",
    "encrypt": "false",
    "inline": "true",
    "password": ""
}'