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Merge Any Documents From Uploaded Files Asynchronously - PHP

PDF Merge sample in PHP demonstrating ‘Merge Any Documents From Uploaded Files Asynchronously’

merge-docs.php
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Merge docs Results</title>
</head>
<body>

<?php 

// Get submitted form data
$apiKey = $_POST["apiKey"]; // The authentication key (API Key). Get your own by registering at https://app.pdf.co


// 1. UPLOAD FILES TO CLOUD
// If you already have direct file links, skip to Step 2.

$uploadedFiles = array();
$fileCount = count($_FILES["files"]["name"]);

for($i = 0; $i < $fileCount; $i++)
{
    // 1a. RETRIEVE THE PRESIGNED URL TO UPLOAD THE FILE.
    
    // Create URL
    $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url" . 
        "?name=" . $_FILES["files"]["name"][$i] .
        "&contenttype=application/octet-stream";
        
    // Create request
    $curl = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey));
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    // Execute request
    $result = curl_exec($curl);
    
    if (curl_errno($curl) == 0)
    {
        $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
        
        if ($status_code == 200)
        {
            $json = json_decode($result, true);
            
            // Get URL to use for the file upload
            $uploadFileUrl = $json["presignedUrl"];
            // Get URL of uploaded file to use with later API calls
            $uploadedFileUrl = $json["url"];
            
            // 1b. UPLOAD THE FILE TO CLOUD.
            
            $tmpFilePath = $_FILES["files"]["tmp_name"][$i];
            
            $fileHandle = fopen($tmpFilePath, "r");
            
            curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $uploadFileUrl);
            curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("content-type: application/octet-stream"));
            curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_PUT, true);
            curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILE, $fileHandle);
            curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_INFILESIZE, filesize($tmpFilePath));
    
            // Execute request
            curl_exec($curl);
            
            if (curl_errno($curl) == 0)
            {
                $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
                
                if ($status_code == 200)
                {
                    $uploadedFiles[] = $uploadedFileUrl;
                }
                else
                {
                    // Display request error
                    echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; 
                    echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; 
                }
            }
            else
            {
                // Display CURL error
                echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl);
            }
            
            fclose($fileHandle);
        }
        else
        {
            // Display request error
            echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; 
            echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; 
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Display CURL error
        echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl);
    }
    
    curl_close($curl); 
}

// 2. MERGE UPLOADED DOCUMENTS

if (count($uploadedFiles) > 0) 
{
    MergeDocs($apiKey, $uploadedFiles);
}


function MergeDocs($apiKey, $uploadedFiles) 
{
    // Create URL
    $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/pdf/merge2";
    
    // Prepare requests params
    $parameters = array();
    $parameters["name"] = "result.pdf";
    $parameters["url"] = join(",", $uploadedFiles);
    $parameters["async"] = true; // (!) Make asynchronous job

// Create Json payload
$data = json_encode($parameters);

// Create request
$curl = curl_init();
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey, "Content-type: application/json"));
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);

// Execute request
$result = curl_exec($curl);

if (curl_errno($curl) == 0)
{
    $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
    
    if ($status_code == 200)
    {
        $json = json_decode($result, true);
        
        if ($json["error"] == false)
        {
            // URL of generated PDF file that will available after the job completion
            $resultFileUrl = $json["url"];
            // Asynchronous job ID
            $jobId = $json["jobId"];
            
            // Check the job status in a loop
            do
            {
                $status = CheckJobStatus($jobId, $apiKey); // Possible statuses: "working", "failed", "aborted", "success".
                
                // Display timestamp and status (for demo purposes)
                echo "<p>" . date(DATE_RFC2822) . ": " . $status . "</p>";
                
                if ($status == "success")
                {
                    // Display link to the file with conversion results
                    echo "<div><h2>Conversion Result:</h2><a href='" . $resultFileUrl . "' target='_blank'>" . $resultFileUrl . "</a></div>";
                    break;
                }
                else if ($status == "working")
                {
                    // Pause for a few seconds
                    sleep(3);
                }
                else 
                {
                    echo $status . "<br/>";
                    break;
                }
            }
            while (true);
        }
        else
        {
            // Display service reported error
            echo "<p>Error: " . $json["message"] . "</p>"; 
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Display request error
        echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; 
        echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; 
    }
}
else
{
    // Display CURL error
    echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl);
}

// Cleanup
curl_close($curl);
}


function CheckJobStatus($jobId, $apiKey)
{
    $status = null;
    
	// Create URL
    $url = "https://api.pdf.co/v1/job/check";
    
    // Prepare requests params
    $parameters = array();
    $parameters["jobid"] = $jobId;

    // Create Json payload
    $data = json_encode($parameters);

    // Create request
    $curl = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array("x-api-key: " . $apiKey, "Content-type: application/json"));
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, true);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $data);
    
    // Execute request
    $result = curl_exec($curl);
    
    if (curl_errno($curl) == 0)
    {
        $status_code = curl_getinfo($curl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
        
        if ($status_code == 200)
        {
            $json = json_decode($result, true);
        
            if ($json["error"] == false)
            {
                $status = $json["status"];
            }
            else
            {
                // Display service reported error
                echo "<p>Error: " . $json["message"] . "</p>"; 
            }
        }
        else
        {
            // Display request error
            echo "<p>Status code: " . $status_code . "</p>"; 
            echo "<p>" . $result . "</p>"; 
        }
    }
    else
    {
        // Display CURL error
        echo "Error: " . curl_error($curl);
    }
    
    // Cleanup
    curl_close($curl);
    
    return $status;
}

?>

</body>
</html>

sample.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Document Merging Cloud API Example</title>
</head>
<body>

    <form name="form1" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" action="merge-docs.php">
        <p>
            <label>Authentication key (API Key). Get your own by registering at <a href="https://apidocs.pdf.co">https://apidocs.pdf.co</a>.</label>
            <br/>
            <input type="text" name="apiKey" placeholder="API Key"/>
        </p>
        <p>
            <label>Input Documents (supports documents, spreadsheets, images as sources)</label>
            <input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="8000000"/>
            <input type="file" name="files[]" multiple/>
        </p>
        <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Proceed" />
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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