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Create a workflow to Extract Text From PDF with the Adobe PDF Services API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Extract Text From PDF action
    1. Connect your Adobe PDF Services account
    2. Configure File Path
    3. Configure File Name
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

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Extract Text From PDF on Adobe PDF Services
Description:Extracts text element information from a PDF document and returns a JSON file within a .zip file saved to the `/tmp` directory. [See the documentation](https://developer.adobe.com/document-services/docs/overview/pdf-extract-api/howtos/extract-api/#extract-text-from-a-pdf)
Version:0.0.2
Key:adobe_pdf_services-extract-text-from-pdf

Code

import adobe from "../../adobe_pdf_services.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "adobe_pdf_services-extract-text-from-pdf",
  name: "Extract Text From PDF",
  description: "Extracts text element information from a PDF document and returns a JSON file within a .zip file saved to the `/tmp` directory. [See the documentation](https://developer.adobe.com/document-services/docs/overview/pdf-extract-api/howtos/extract-api/#extract-text-from-a-pdf)",
  version: "0.0.2",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    adobe,
    filePath: {
      propDefinition: [
        adobe,
        "filePath",
      ],
    },
    filename: {
      propDefinition: [
        adobe,
        "filename",
      ],
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    await this.adobe.extractPDF(this.filePath, "text", this.filename);
    $.export("$summary", "Successfully extracted text from pdf file.");
    return `/tmp/${this.filename.includes(".zip")
      ? this.filename
      : this.filename + ".zip"}`;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
Adobe PDF ServicesadobeappThis component uses the Adobe PDF Services app.
File PathfilePathstring

The path to the pdf file saved to the /tmp directory (e.g. /tmp/example.pdf). See the documentation.

File Namefilenamestring

Name of the new file to be placed in /tmp directory

Authentication

Adobe PDF Services uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Adobe PDF Services account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Adobe PDF Services and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Adobe PDF Services API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:

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