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Convert PDF To Text From File (Node.js) - JavaScript

PDF To TEXT sample in JavaScript demonstrating ‘Convert PDF To Text From File (Node.js)’

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";
// 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 = "";
// Destination TXT file name
const DestinationFile = "./result.txt";

// Prepare URL for `PDF To Text` API endpoint
var query = `https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/convert/to/text`;
let reqOptions = {
    uri: query,
    headers: { "x-api-key": API_KEY },
    formData: {
        name: path.basename(DestinationFile),
        password: Password,
        pages: Pages,
        file: fs.createReadStream(SourceFile)
    }
};

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

    // Parse JSON response
    let data = JSON.parse(body);
    if (data.error == false) {
        // Download TXT file
        var file = fs.createWriteStream(DestinationFile);
        https.get(data.url, (response2) => {
            response2.pipe(file)
                .on("close", () => {
                    console.log(`Generated TXT file saved as "${DestinationFile}" file.`);
                });
        });
    }
    else {
        // Service reported error
        console.log("Error: " + data.message);
    }
});

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