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Read Barcode From URL - Python

Barcode Reader sample in Python demonstrating ‘Read Barcode From URL’
import os
import requests  # pip install requests

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

# Base URL for Web API requests

# Direct URL of source file to search barcodes in.
# You can also upload your own file into and use it as url. Check "Upload File" samples for code snippets:    
SourceFileURL = ""

# Comma-separated list of barcode types to search.
# See valid barcode types in the documentation
BarcodeTypes = "Code128,Code39,Interleaved2of5,EAN13"

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

def main(args=None):

def readBarcodes(uploadedFileUrl):
    """Get Barcode Information using Web API"""

    # Prepare requests params as JSON
    # See documentation:
    parameters = {}
    parameters["types"] = BarcodeTypes
    parameters["pages"] = Pages
    parameters["url"] = uploadedFileUrl

    # Prepare URL for 'Barcode Reader' API request
    url = "{}/barcode/read/from/url".format(BASE_URL)

    # Execute request and get response as JSON
    response =, data=parameters, headers={ "x-api-key": API_KEY })
    if (response.status_code == 200):
        json = response.json()

        if json["error"] == False:
            # Display information
            for barcode in json["barcodes"]:
                print("Found barcode:")
                print(f"  Type: {barcode['TypeName']}")
                print(f"  Value: {barcode['Value']}")
                print(f"  Document Page Index: {barcode['Page']}")
                print(f"  Rectangle: {barcode['Rect']}")
                print(f"  Confidence: {barcode['Confidence']}")
            # Show service reported error
        print(f"Request error: {response.status_code} {response.reason}")

if __name__ == '__main__':
    main() 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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