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Convert Excel to PDF in JQuery - Async API - JavaScript

PDF from XLS or CSV sample in JavaScript demonstrating ‘Convert Excel to PDF in JQuery - Async API’

converter.js
var apiKey, formData, toType, isInline;

$(document).ready(function () {
    $("#resultBlock").hide();
    $("#errorBlock").hide();
    $("#result").attr("href", '').html('');
});

$(document).on("click", "#submit", function () {
    $("#resultBlock").hide();
    $("#errorBlock").hide();
    $("#inlineOutput").text(''); // inline output div
    $("#status").text(''); // status div

    apiKey = $("#apiKey").val().trim(); //Get your API key at https://app.pdf.co

    formData = $("#form input[type=file]")[0].files[0]; // file to upload
    toType = $("#convertType").val(); // output type
    isInline = $("#outputType").val() == "inline"; // if we need output as inline content or link to output file

    $("#status").html('Requesting presigned url for upload... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />');

    $.ajax({
        url: 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?name=test.pdf&encrypt=true',
        type: 'GET',
        headers: { 'x-api-key': apiKey }, // passing our api key
        success: function (result) {

            if (result['error'] === false) {

                var presignedUrl = result['presignedUrl']; // reading provided presigned url to put our content into
                $("#status").html('Uploading... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />');

                $.ajax({
                    url: presignedUrl, // no api key is required to upload file
                    type: 'PUT',
                    data: formData,
                    processData: false,
                    success: function (result) {
                        $("#status").html('Processing... &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />');

                        $.ajax({
                            url: 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/xls/convert/to/' + toType + '?url=' + presignedUrl + '&encrypt=true&inline=' + isInline + '&async=True',
                            type: 'POST',
                            headers: { 'x-api-key': apiKey },
                            success: function (result) {
                                if (result.error) {
                                    $("#status").text('Error uploading file.');
                                }
                                else {
                                    checkIfJobIsCompleted(result.jobId, result.url);
                                }
                            }
                        });
                    },
                    error: function () {
                        $("#status").text('error');
                    }
                });
            }
        }
    });
});

function checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl) {
    $.ajax({
        url: 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check?jobid=' + jobId,
        type: 'GET',
        headers: { 'x-api-key': apiKey }, // passing our api key
        success: function (jobResult) {

            $("#status").html(jobResult.status + ' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="ajax-loader.gif" />');

            if (jobResult.status == "working") {
                // Check again after 3 seconds
                setTimeout(function(){checkIfJobIsCompleted(jobId, resultFileUrl)}, 3000)
            }
            else if (jobResult.status == "success") {

                $("#status").text('Done converting.');

                $("#resultBlock").show();

                if (isInline && toType != "pdf") {
                    $.ajax({
                        url: resultFileUrl,
                        dataType: 'text',
                        success: function (respText) {
                            $("#inlineOutput").text(respText);
                        }
                    });
                }
                else {
                    $("#result").attr("href", resultFileUrl).html(resultFileUrl);
                }
            }
        }
    });
}
sample.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Cloud API JQuery sample</title>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="converter.js" type="text/javascript" encoding="UTF-8"></script>
</head>

<body>

    <form id="form" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <p>
            <label>Copy-paste your API Key for ByteScout Cloud API here</label>
            <input type="text" id="apiKey" placeholder="your cloud API Key" value="" /> No API Key yet? Sign up
            <a href="https://apidocs.pdf.co" target="_blank">here</a>.
        </p>
        <p>
            <label>Input Excel File (*.xls, *.xlsx)</label>
            <input type="file" name="file" id="inputFile" />
        </p>
        <p>
            <label>Convert To</label>
            <select id="convertType">
                <option value="csv">CSV</option>
                <option value="json">JSON</option>
                <option value="html">HTML</option>
                <option selected="selected" value="pdf">PDF</option>
            </select>
        </p>
        <p>
            <label>Output As</label>
            <select id="outputType">
                <option value="link"> URL to output file </option>
                <option value="inline"> inline content</option>
            </select>
        </p>
        <button type="button" id="submit">Convert</button>
        <span id="status"></span>
    </form>

    <div id="errorBlock">
        <h2>Error:</h2>
        <h4>Code:
            <span id="statusCode"></span>
        </h4>
        <ul id="errors"></ul>
    </div>

    <div id="resultBlock">
        <h2>Output:</h2>
        <a id="result" href="" target="_blank"></a>
        <div id="inlineOutput"></div>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

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