Export PDF

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Feature Availability

This feature is only available in plans that include Full API access i.e Business and Growth.

Similar to the Export HTML function, you can also export a design in PDF format. This would upload the generated PDF to your connected File Storage and send the link to the callback function.

Note: Unlike HTML or plain text, PDF is not generated on the client. This function uses our cloud API to generate the PDF.

unlayer.exportPdf(function(data) {
  var json = data.design; // design json
  var pdfUrl = data.url; // pdf url

  // Do something with the PDF url
})

Callback Parameters

The exportPdf callback returns the following parameters.

Name

Description

design

This is the JSON of the design

url

This is the URL of the generated PDF


Export Options

You can also pass certain options to this function as a second parameter.

Merge Tags

If you want the Merge Tags in your design to be replaced by different values, you can pass the mergeTags object to export options.

unlayer.exportPdf(function(data) {
  var json = data.design; // design json
  var pdfUrl = data.url; // pdf url
}, {
  mergeTags: {
    first_name: 'John',
    last_name: 'Doe'
  }
})

REST API

If you want to generate the PDF on the server-side, you can use our REST Export API.

const fetch = require('node-fetch');

let url = 'https://api.unlayer.com/v2/export/pdf';

let options = {
  method: 'POST',
  headers: {'Content-Type': 'application/json', Authorization: 'Basic BASE64-ENCODED-API-KEY'},
  body: JSON.stringify({
    displayMode: 'email',
    design: {}, // json of your design
    mergeTags: {first_name: 'John', last_name: 'Doe'}
  })
};

fetch(url, options)
  .then(res => res.json())
  .then(json => console.log(json))
  .catch(err => console.error('error:' + err));

Learn more at Export API documentation.

Response

The API response will return an uploaded pdf URL.

{
  "success": true,
  "data": {
    "url": "https://.../1593082715347-8LCcNZuuBpU4D92W.pdf"
  }
}

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