How to convert spreadsheets (Excel, CSV, TXT, XML, HTML, PDF) in jQuery using Cloud API - ByteScout

How to convert spreadsheets (Excel, CSV, TXT, XML, HTML, PDF) in jQuery using Cloud API

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The code samples below allow you to extract and convert spreadsheets between various formats such as TXT, XLS, XLSX, XML, CSV, PDF, HTML in JavaScript & jQuery using ByteScout Cloud API.

You may also check samples of how to work with spreadsheets in pure JavaScript, Javaand PHP using Cloud API.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Cloud API JQuery sample</title>
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="converter.js" type="text/javascript" encoding="UTF-8"></script>
    <form id="form" enctype="multipart/form-data">
            <label>Copy-paste your API Key for ByteScout Cloud API here</label>
            <input type="text" id="apiKey" placeholder="your cloud API Key" value=""/> 
            <a href="" target="_blank">no api key yet? sign up here</a>
            <label>Input PDF File</label>
            <input type="file" name="file" id="inputFile" />
            <label>Convert To</label>
            <select id="convertType">
                <option value="csv"> CSV  </option>
                <option value="text"> TXT  </option>
                <option value="xml"> XML  </option>
                <option value="xls"> XLS  </option>
                <option value="xlsx"> XLSX  </option>
                <option value="html"> HTML  </option>
            <label>Output As</label>
            <select id="outputType">
                <option value="link"> URL to output file  </option>
                <option value="inline"> inline content</option>
        <button type="button" id="submit">Convert</button> <span id="status"></span>

    <div id="errorBlock">
        <h4>Code: <span id="statusCode"></span></h4>
        <ul id="errors"></ul>
    <div id="resultBlock">
        <a id="result" href="" target="_blank"></a>
        <div id="inlineOutput"></div>


$(document).ready(function () {
    $("#result").attr("href", '').html('');
$(document).on("click", "#submit", function () {
    $("#inlineOutput").text(''); // inline output div
    $("#status").text(''); // status div
    var apiKey = $("#apiKey").val().trim(); //Get your API key at
    var formData = new FormData($("#form")[0]); // file to upload
    var toType = $("#convertType").val(); // output type
    var isInline = $("#outputType").val() == "inline"; // if we need output as inline content or link to output file

    $("#status").text('requesting presigned url for upload...');

        url: '',
        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
                var accessUrl = result['url']; // reading output url that will indicate uploaded file


                    url: presignedUrl, // no api key is required to upload file
                    type: 'PUT',
                    headers: {'content-type': 'application/pdf'}, // setting to pdf type as we are uploading pdf file
                    data: formData,
                    processData: false,
                    success: function (result) {                               

                            url: ''+toType+'?url='+ presignedUrl + '&encrypt=true&inline=' + isInline,
                            type: 'POST',
                            headers: {'x-api-key': apiKey},
                            success: function (result) { 

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

                                // console.log(JSON.stringify(result));

                                if (isInline)
                                else {
                                    $("#result").attr("href", result['url']).html(result['url']);

                    error: function () {