PDF to XLSX using PHP

Accurate PDF to Excel Data and Table Extraction

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PDF to XLSX features

Advanced PDF to Excel PHP SDK, designed to convert PDFs, including scanned documents, into editable Excel sheets swiftly and accurately. This powerful tool ensures data integrity, perfectly replicating tables and charts for efficient data analysis. Ideal for businesses and developers, our PHP SDK integrates seamlessly into various systems, offering user-friendly, precise data transformation with minimal editing required. Utilizing cutting-edge OCR technology, it guarantees high accuracy, especially for scanned documents. Elevate your data processing with our reliable, fast PDF to Excel conversion PHP SDK.

File conversion library for PHP

ConvertAPI provides a PHP library that allows you to perform a PDF to XLSX conversion with just a few lines of code. Convert PDF to XLSX documents using PHP programming language with no effort at all!

Execute the following command in your project root:
composer require convertapi/convertapi-php

Or install it manually using ConvertApi autoloader:

Following extensions are required: curl & json
require_once('/path/to/convertapi-php/lib/ConvertApi/autoload.php');

How To Convert PDF to XLSX using PHP?

You can convert PDF to XLSX in a few simple steps:

PDF to XLSX - complete code snippet for PHP

Once you have your authentication in place, simply copy-paste this pdf to xlsx conversion code snippet into your PHP project:

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI JavaScript Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-js

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Node.js Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-nodejs

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI PHP Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-php

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Java Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-java

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI C# Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-dotnet

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Ruby Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-ruby

# Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Python Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-python

// Code snippet is using the ConvertAPI Go Client: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-go

REM Code snippet is using the command line utility program: https://github.com/ConvertAPI/convertapi-cli

<!-- For conversions with the multiple file result please refer to this example: https://repl.it/@ConvertAPI/HTML-Form-with-multiple-file-result -->

Try the conversion online - no coding required!

You can try out advanced conversion parameters and test the conversion result online using our interactive demo tool. This tool will produce the same conversion output as if you were using the library from your solution, and it will auto-generate the code snippet for you!

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TL;DR

ConvertAPI provides a spectacular tool that creates editable XLSX spreadsheets from static PDF files. It is available as a REST API service; however, there is a PHP library for simple integration into your project without the need to write explicit HTTP calls to our service.

Our library is accessible via composer, and the source code can be found on GitHub. Simply sign up for a free account, retrieve your API secret key, install our PHP library, and you are ready to convert!

Simple as that! Using the ConvertAPI library for PHP, you can implement a PDF to XLSX conversion with no effort at all. It allows you to convert local files, documents hosted on a server accessible via a public URL, or files uploaded to our server accessible by FileId.

Advanced techniques

Converting a PDF (Portable Document Format) file to XLSX (Microsoft Excel) format is useful when you need to extract tabular data from a PDF document for further analysis, manipulation, or reporting in a spreadsheet. In this article, we covered everything you need to convert a PDF to XLSX using PHP.

You can find all conversion parameters on our live demo page. Advanced file conversion techniques and examples can be found in our GitHub examples folder. Let us know if you need any help integrating it into your project!

Conversion parameters

Password String

Sets the password to open protected documents.

PageRange String

Set page range. Example 1-10 or 1,2,5.

IncludeFormatting Bool

Include non-table content in an excel file, like images and paragraphs.

SingleSheet Bool

Combine extracted tables into a single sheet.

OcrLanguage Collection

Set the OCR language.

Values:   automatic ca da de es en fr fi it nl no pl pt ro ru sv sl tr

EnableOcr Bool

Enable optical character recognition(OCR).

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