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How to merge PDF documents asynchronously for PDF merging API in PHP with ByteScout Cloud API Server

Learn to write code merge PDF documents asynchronously for PDF merging API in PHP: Simple How To Tutorial

We regularly create and update our sample code library so you may quickly learn PDF merging API and the step-by-step process in PHP. ByteScout Cloud API Server was designed to assist PDF merging API in PHP. ByteScout Cloud API Server is the ready to deploy Web API Server that can be deployed in less than thirty minutes into your own in-house Windows server (no Internet connnection is required to process data!) or into private cloud server. Can store data on in-house local server based storage or in Amazon AWS S3 bucket. Processing data solely on the server using built-in ByteScout powered engine, no cloud services are used to process your data!.

The SDK samples displayed below below explain how to quickly make your application do PDF merging API in PHP with the help of ByteScout Cloud API Server. Follow the tutorial and copy – paste code for PHP into your project’s code editor. You can use these PHP sample examples in one or many applications.

ByteScout Cloud API Server – free trial version is available on our website. Also, there are other code samples to help you with your PHP application included into trial version.

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merge-pdf-async.php
      
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Cloud API asynchronous "PDF Merging" job example (allows to avoid timeout errors).</title> </head> <body> <?php // Please NOTE: In this sample we're assuming Cloud Api Server is hosted at "https://localhost". // If it's not then please replace this with with your hosting url. // Cloud API asynchronous "PDF Merging" job example. // Allows to avoid timeout errors when processing huge or scanned PDF documents. // Direct URLs of PDF files to merge. Check another example if you need to upload local files to the cloud. $sourceFiles = array( "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample1.pdf", "https://bytescout-com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/demo-files/cloud-api/pdf-merge/sample2.pdf"); // Prepare URL for `Merge PDF` API call $url = "https://localhost/pdf/merge" . "?url=" . join(",", $sourceFiles) . "&async=true"; // (!) Make asynchronous job // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($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); 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); // 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) { $status = null; // Create URL $url = "https://localhost/job/check?jobid=" . $jobId; // Create request $curl = curl_init(); curl_setopt($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); 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>

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