@journeyapps/pdf-reports

Node library to generate PDF reports from HTML.

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pdf-reports

Node library to generate PDF reports from HTML.

Installation

yarn add @journeyapps/pdf-reports

Usage

Basic Usage

const pdf = require("@journeyapps/pdf-reports");
const fs = require("fs");
pdf.setApiToken(process.env.JOURNEY_PDF_KEY);

async function test() {
  const result = await pdf.generatePdf({ html: "<h1>Test Pdf</h1>" });
  const buffer = await result.toBuffer();
  fs.writeFileSync("out.pdf", buffer);
}
test().catch(console.error);

Upload to S3

const pdf = require("@journeyapps/pdf-reports");
const fs = require("fs");
pdf.setApiToken(process.env.JOURNEY_PDF_KEY);

const BASE_UPLOAD_CONFIG = {
  bucket: process.env.JOURNEY_PDF_BUCKET,
  prefix: 'test-reports/',
  credentials: {
    accessKeyId: process.env.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID,
    secretAccessKey: process.env.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY,
    region: 'us-east-1'
  }
};

async function test() {
  // This function uploads the PDF directly to S3 from the service,
  // no intermediate download is required.
  const result = await pdf.generateAndUploadPdf({
    html: "<h1>Test PDF</h1>",
    {name: 'test1.pdf', ...BASE_UPLOAD_CONFIG}
  });
  // URL is valid for 7 days by default
  const url = result.getSignedUrl();
  console.log('url', url);
}
test().catch(console.error);

Other Options

// Generate from an online URL
await pdf.generatePdf({ url: "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Document_Format" });

// Specify print options

await pdf.generatePdf({
  html: "<h1>Test PDF</h1>",
  print: {
    // These are the defaults used by the service.
    // Specify any of these to override the value.
    landscape: false,
    displayHeaderFooter: false,
    printBackground: true,
    scale: 1,
    paperWidth: 8.27, // A4
    paperHeight: 11.69, // A4
    marginTop: 0,
    marginBottom: 0,
    marginLeft: 0,
    marginRight: 0,
    pageRanges: ''
  }
});

Official documentation for the options are here:

https://chromedevtools.github.io/devtools-protocol/1-3/Page#method-printToPDF

Headers and footers

A template for a header and/or footer can be provided, to render on every page. When specifying a class of pageNumber, date, title, url or totalPages, the contents of the tag is automatically replaced with the computed content.

await pdf.generatePdf({
  html: "<h1>Test PDF</h1>",
  print: {
    // These are the defaults used by the service.
    // Specify any of these to override the value.
    landscape: false,
    displayHeaderFooter: true,
    headerTemplate: `
      <div class="pageNumber" id='num' style="font-size: 10px;"></div>
      <div class="date" style="font-size: 10px;"></div>
      <div class="title" style="font-size: 10px;"></div>
      <div class="url" style="font-size: 10px;"></div>
      <div class="totalPages" style="font-size: 10px;"></div>
    `,
    footerTemplate: '',
    printBackground: true,
    scale: 1,
    paperWidth: 8.27, // A4
    paperHeight: 11.69, // A4
    marginTop: 1,
    marginBottom: 1,
    marginLeft: 1,
    marginRight: 1,
    pageRanges: ''
  }
});

There are some caveats and limitations to be aware of:

  • displayHeaderFooter must be set to true for the templates to have an effect.
  • The headers and footers are rendered behind the page contents. If the page has a solid white background, the headers and footers won't be visible at all, unless a sufficient margin is added.
  • Apart from the computed content, the same header and footer is rendered on every page. It is not possible to script or customize the headers and footers per page.
  • The rendering of the headers and footers happen in a completely separate context from the rest of the page. It is not possible to use styles from the page in the headers and footers.
  • Headers and footers do not support external resources, including stylesheets and images. Inline styles, and images with inline base64 content, are supported.
  • -webkit-print-color-adjust:exact; should be added to any styles that rely on background colors.

Using DocRaptor

By default, a Chrome rendering service is used. To use DocRaptor instead, use the generatePdfDocRaptor function instead:

const pdf = require("@journeyapps/pdf-reports");
const fs = require("fs");
pdf.setDocRaptorToken(process.env.DOCRAPTOR_TOKEN);

async function test() {
  const result = await pdf.generatePdfDocRaptor({
    html: "<h1>Test Pdf</h1>",
    docraptor: {
      // Any additional DocRaptor API options here
    }
  });
  const buffer = await result.toBuffer();
  fs.writeFileSync("out.pdf", buffer);

  // The PDF may be uploaded to S3 afterwards:
  const s3result = await pdf.uploadToS3(result, {name: 'test1.pdf', ...BASE_UPLOAD_CONFIG}});
  const url = s3result.getSignedUrl();
  console.log('url', url);
}
test().catch(console.error);

Development

Setup

Clone this repo, then run:

yarn

Tests

To run the tests, the following environment variables are required:

JOURNEY_PDF_KEY # Key for the PDF service
JOURNEY_PDF_BUCKET # AWS bucket name to store test reports
# AWS Credentials
AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

Then run:

yarn test

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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