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pdfRest Enhances Support for Large File Processing with New API Polling Tool

pdfRest released API Polling for large document processing support so developers can now manage asynchronous PDF tasks more efficiently while processing large files.
About the author: Eric Shore is the Chief Innovation Officer at Datalogics, where he leads a talented team of software developers and PDF experts.  Eric has an extensive background in engineering management and … Read more
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Eric Shore
May 14, 2024

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pdfRest recently released a game-changer for large document processing support: API Polling. This new addition integrates seamlessly with pdfRest's existing Cloud API and its extensive PDF processing features. With API Polling, developers can now manage asynchronous PDF tasks more efficiently while processing large files up to 1 GB. This tool eliminates the risk of timeouts often associated with long-running operations, while also improving overall workflow responsiveness.

Key Benefits of the pdfRest API Polling Tool

  • Prevents Timeouts: Guarantees fast responses to avoid application timeouts associated with long-running tasks.
  • Enhanced Workflow Control: Allows developers to proactively check task status at their own pace, enabling more flexible workflow design.
  • Universally Supported: Works seamlessly across all pdfRest tools, promoting code reusability.

Addressing the Timeout Challenge

A common challenge developers face when working with complex document tasks or large files is timeouts. While pdfRest excels at delivering fast responses for most API calls, intricate document conversions, manipulations, and optimizations can occasionally extend processing times. This could potentially trigger timeouts in applications with front-ends or workflows that are sensitive to delays.

Giving Developers More Control

Developers can now enable API Polling when initiating any pdfRest API call and receive an immediate response with a unique "requestId." This allows applications to continue with other tasks while pdfRest handles the background processing. Developers can proactively poll for the request's status at any point using the new /request-status endpoint, providing greater control over workflow implementation.

Unlock the power of the pdfRest API Polling Tool to ensure reliable processing for files of all shapes and sizes. Get a free API Key now to access all of the pdfRest API Tools, and get started quickly with the API Lab interface to build and send calls straight from the browser.


Datalogics, Inc. provides a complete SDK for PDF creation, manipulation and management for companies around the globe. Built on Adobe source code, our flagship product Adobe® PDF Library offers a choice of programming platforms and languages along with unsurpassed customer service, proven by our 94% customer retention rate. Datalogics offers…

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