A cloud-based library for PDF to Excel conversion. Let’s learn how to integrate it into your Node.js app to automate the file format conversion processes.

PDF To Excel

PDF to Excel conversion - PDF To Excel Node.js

Overview

Welcome to this comprehensive Aspose.PDF tutorial that is about how you can equip your Node.js application with an efficient cloud-based PDF to XLSX converter. In the recent past, we have published some very interesting articles related to file format conversion APIs such as PDF To HTML Converter With Aspose.PDF Cloud SDKs For Node.js, Conversion of PDF To DOC using Aspose.PDF Cloud SDKs For Node.js, and more. In this blog post, we will explore how to convert PDF to XLSX by using the PDF to Excel Node.js library. Therefore, we will implement every step by covering the following points.

Why do you need a PDF to XLSX converter?

It can be easy to convert a small amount of your business data from PDF to Excel sheet manually but what if you have a huge amount of data to convert? The manual approach will surely look like an inefficient approach as it requires immense manpower and time that will eventually affect your routine business operations. Nevertheless, opting for a PDF to XLSX converter would be the ultimate option to automate the conversion process. There are many options that you can go for. However, opting for Aspose.PDF cloud-based APIs will always give you a competitive edge in your business as it offers much more than basic conversion functions.

In addition, it provides you with a cloud space where you can generate, store and manage different types of files. Moreover, there are many provisions for the developers as it offers REST APIs and SDKs for multiple programming languages with all the documentation and support.

How to rapidly convert PDF to Excel?

In this section, we will see how can we achieve efficiency and robustness in the conversion of PDF to Excel using the PDF To Excel Node.js library. As mentioned earlier, the SDKs are available for almost all popular programming languages. Therefore, the whole procedure to enable Aspose.PDF into your Node.js project is quite short and simple.

Firstly, log in to this dashboard and create your application. Once you have created the application, you will find your API credentials(i.e key, secret). These credentials will be used to make API calls at PDF To Excel library. Please visit this article PDF To DOC Converter – Aspose.PDF Cloud SDKs For Node.js in case you are our new visitor, all the procedure of setting up an application is elaborated well step by step.

Now, you will run this ‘npm i asposepdfcloud’ command to install Aspose.PDF in your project. Further, there are configurable utilities that will enrich your application with PDF to other various file format conversions. Every function available is descriptive and comes with complete documentation regarding usage. Above all, you can choose to save generated files in the available cloud storage or you can make a simple API call to download your converted data files into your local system. The best thing is, you can experience the Aspose.PDF APIs on an online editor with a friendly user interface as shown in the image below.

PDF To Excel

How to convert PDF to XLSX using Aspose.PDF?

Let’s do some practical work now and set up PDF to Excel Node.js library in our Node.js application. Please visit this blog post to learn how to achieve your API credentials(key, secret) as we have elaborated every step there.

So, let’s open the “app.controller.ts” file placed inside the ‘src’ folder, and paste the following code to enable Aspose.PDF API into your Node.js app.

import { Controller, Post } from '@nestjs/common';
import { AppService } from './app.service';
import { PdfApi } from 'asposepdfcloud';
import \* as fs from 'fs';
@Controller()
export class AppController {
  constructor(private readonly appService: AppService) {}
  @Post('/pdf-to-excel')
  async pdfToExcel() {
    const name = 'sample.pdf';
    const SrcFile = '/' + name;
    const detFolder = '/myfolder';
    const resultFile = 'result.xlsx';
    const resultPath = 'myfolder/' + resultFile;
    const storageName = 'testing';
    const fileToWrite = process.cwd() + '/' + resultFile;
    const pdfApi = new PdfApi(
      'YOUR-APPSID',
      'YOUR-APPKEY',
    );
    try {
      // Upload file to aspose cloud storage
      const data = fs.readFileSync(name);
      await pdfApi.uploadFile(SrcFile, new Buffer(data), storageName);
      // Invoke Aspose.Pdf Cloud SDK API to create PDF file from HTML
      await pdfApi.putPdfInStorageToXlsx(
        name,
        resultPath,
        null,
        null,
        null,
        null,
        null,
        storageName,
      );
      // Download pdf from cloud storage
      const fileData = await pdfApi.downloadFile(resultPath, storageName, '');
      const writeStream = fs.createWriteStream(fileToWrite);
      writeStream.write(fileData.body);
      return 'PDF converted to XLSX successfully';
    } catch (e) {
      throw e;
    }
  }
}

Once you have the file mentioned above, restart your server and make a POST request at http://localhost:3000/pdf-to-excel. After receiving the success message, you can view your converted XLSX file inside your created storage. Likewise, you can try other methods for file conversions and manipulations in the documentation.

Conclusion

This is the end of this Aspose.PDF tutorial. We have gone through important aspects of using PDF to Excel Node.js library in Node.js application. In addition, we have practically implemented how to convert PDF to XLSX. This blog post will surely help you if you are looking to enable a PDF to XLSX converter into your business application.

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