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PDF Text Search from URL (Node js) - JavaScript

PDF Search Text sample in JavaScript demonstrating ‘PDF Text Search from URL (Node js)’

// `request` module is required for file upload.
// Use "npm install request" command to install.
var request = require("request");

// The authentication key (API Key).
// Get your own by registering at
const API_KEY = "***********************************";

// Direct URL of source PDF file.
// You can also upload your own file into and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets:    
const SourceFileUrl = "";

// Comma-separated list of page indices (or ranges) to process. Leave empty for all pages. Example: '0,2-5,7-'.
const Pages = "";

// PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents.
const Password = "";

// Search string. 
const SearchString = '[4-9][0-9].[0-9][0-9]'; // Regular expression to find numbers in format dd.dd and between 40.00 to 99.99

// Enable regular expressions (Regex) 
const RegexSearch = 'True';

// Prepare URL for PDF text search API call.
// See documentation:
var query = ``;
let reqOptions = {
    uri: query,
    headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY },
    formData: {
        password: Password,
        pages: Pages,
        url: SourceFileUrl,
        searchString: SearchString,
        regexSearch: RegexSearch

// Send request, function (error, response, body) {
    if (error) {
        return console.error("Error: ", error);

    // Parse JSON response
    let data = JSON.parse(body);
    for (let index = 0; index < data.body.length; index++) {
        const element = data.body[index];
        console.log("Found text " + element["text"] + " at coordinates " + element["left"] + ", " + element["top"]);

}); Web API: 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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