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Delete PDF Text From File (Node.js) - Async API - JavaScript

PDF Search and Delete Text from PDF sample in JavaScript demonstrating ‘Delete PDF Text From File (Node.js) - Async API’

app.js
/*jshint esversion: 6 */

var https = require("https");
var path = require("path");
var fs = require("fs");

// `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 https://app.pdf.co
const API_KEY = "***********************************";


// Source PDF file
const SourceFile = "./sample.pdf";
// PDF document password. Leave empty for unprotected documents.
const Password = "";
// Destination PDF file name
const DestinationFile = "./result.pdf";

// Prepare request uri
var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/edit/delete-text`;
let reqOptions = {
    uri: query,
    headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY },
    formData: {
        name: path.basename(DestinationFile),
        password: Password,
        async: 'True',
        file: fs.createReadStream(SourceFile),
        searchString: 'conspicuous'
    },
};

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

    // Parse JSON response
    let data = JSON.parse(body);
    console.log(`Job #${data.jobId} has been created!`);
    checkIfJobIsCompleted(data.jobId, data.url);
});

 
function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl) {
    let queryPath = `/v1/job/check?jobid=${jobId}`;
    let reqOptions = {
        host: "api.pdf.co",
        path: encodeURI(queryPath),
        method: "GET",
        headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY }
    };

    https.get(reqOptions, (response) => {
        response.on("data", (d) => {
            response.setEncoding("utf8");

            // Parse JSON response
            let data = JSON.parse(d);
            console.log(`Checking Job #${jobId}, Status: ${data.status}, Time: ${new Date().toLocaleString()}`);

            if (data.status == "working") {
                // Check again after 3 seconds
				setTimeout(function(){ checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl);}, 3000);
            }
            else if (data.status == "success") {
                // Download PDF file
                var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile);
                https.get(resultFileUrl, (response2) => {
                    response2.pipe(file)
                        .on("close", () => {
                            console.log(`Generated PDF file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`);
                        });
                });
            }
            else {
                console.log(`Operation ended with status: "${data.status}".`);
            }
        })
    });
}

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