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Template to Image

Use a predefined or custom template and populate it using JSON data that gets passed into the request to generate high-quality and professional Images such as PodCast Covers, Testimonials, Banners, and more.

Endpoints

POST /template/image

POST /template/image
https://api.cloudlayer.io/v2/template/image

Request types

When using templates, you have a couple of options to choose from on how you send the request. You can use an inline request, where you specify everything in the JSON data, or you can use a multipart request and send the options as JSON, the template as a file, and the data as a file.

  • Inline Request
  • Multipart Request

Inline Request

An inline request is where you send the entire request as a single JSON string. The template and data are part of the JSON string.

Multipart Request

A multipart request is where you send multiple parts of the request—also known as multipart/form-data. Which can allow for greater flexibility as you can use files or binary blobs to represent the data instead of having to base64 encode or deal with large JSON strings.

The following form fields are required:

  • options - This is where all of the parameters are defined.
  • template - The template (does not need to be base64 encoded when using multipart form data)
  • data - The data parameter
Template to PDF Example - cURL
curl --request POST \
--url 'https://api.cloudlayer.io/v2/template/pdf?=' \
--header 'Content-Type: multipart/form-data' \
--header 'x-api-key: <API-KEY>' \
--form 'options={
"name": "test",
}' \
--form 'template=@<PATH-TO-TEMPLATE>\template.njk' \
--form 'data=@\<PATH-TO-DATA>\sample-data.json'
Template to Image Example - cURL
curl --request POST \
--url 'https://api.cloudlayer.io/v2/template/image?=' \
--header 'Content-Type: multipart/form-data' \
--header 'x-api-key: <API-KEY>' \
--form 'options={
"name": "test",
}' \
--form 'template=@<PATH-TO-TEMPLATE>\template.njk' \
--form 'data=@\<PATH-TO-DATA>\sample-data.json'

Template types

There are two template types you can use with the template API.

Predefined Template

A predefined template is already created, which you choose from the PDF or Image Template Library use by providing the templateId parameter and providing the correct data parameter for the template.

Example - Predefined Template
{
"templateId": "<template-id>",
"data": "..."
}

Custom Template

A custom template is one you create yourself and pass in through the template parameter. When using a custom template, you may want to read the Templating Reference

Example Custom Template
{
"template": "PGh0bWw+CiAgPGJvZHk+CiAgICBIZWxsbyB7e25hbWV9fSEKICA8L2JvZHk+CjwvaHRtbD4=",
"data": {
"name": "Bob"
}
}

Template Parameters

Parameters that exist on Template services.

templateId

Required when the template is not specified.

The string indicating the template to use from the PDF or Image template gallery. In this example it's using the PDF Template, the same format and options are used for Image templates.

Example - templateId for Invoice PDF Template
{
"templateId": "professional-invoice",
"data": "..."
}
note

Data was left out for brevity in this example, to see a full example of data being used take a look at the data parameter.

template

Required when the templateId is not specified.

The base64 encoded HTML Nunjucks template string.
(Used for custom templates.)

string Default: ""

Template (Before it gets encoded for illustration purposes)
<html>
<body>
Hello {{name}}!
</body>
</html>

data

Required

JSON string representing the data for the template.

string Default: ""

Sample Data
{
"templateId": "professional-invoice",
"data": {
"__auto_calculate": true,
"address1": "1711 Bushnell Avenue",
"amount": null,
"bill_to_address1": "1680 Ralph Drive",
"bill_to_city": "Cleveland",
"bill_to_country": "United States",
"bill_to_fullname": "Terry G. Brown",
"bill_to_state_province_region": "OH",
"bill_to_zip_postal_code": "44114",
"city": "South Pasadena",
"company_name": "Acme Inc.",
"country": "United States",
"currency": "EUR",
"due_date": "04/04/2020",
"email": "email@gmail.com",
"invoice_date": "27 March, 2020",
"invoice_no": "000ABC123",
"items": [
{
"amount": null,
"description": "Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Undedeleniti minus blanditiis repudiandae provident, hic laborum eaiure doloremque ipsum, obcaecati, dicta dignissimos optio. Porrodolores voluptatum consequuntur ab doloremque?",
"quantity": 40,
"title": "Home Page",
"unit_price": 150.1
},
{
"amount": null,
"description": "Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit.",
"quantity": 40,
"title": "Home Page 2",
"unit_price": 150
},
{
"amount": null,
"description": "Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Undedeleniti minus blanditiis repudiandae provident.",
"quantity": 10,
"title": "Home Page 3",
"unit_price": 10
}
],
"locale": "en-GB",
"logo_href": "https://cloudlayerio.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/cdn/logo1.svg",
"notes": "Lorem, ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Undedeleniti minus blanditiis repudiandae provident, hic laborum eaiure doloremque ipsum, obcaecati, dicta dignissimos optio. Porrodolores voluptatum consequuntur ab doloremque?",
"phone_number": "555-555-5555",
"product_service_title": "Web Design Services",
"reference_no": "INV-621",
"state_province_region": "California",
"subTotal": null,
"tax_label": "Tax",
"tax_percentage": 6,
"terms": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Labore, debitis vitae autem pariatur sunt eligendi error accusantium deserunt dolorem atque beatae quasi eaque repudiandae, ex, quaerat deleniti dignissimos? Cupiditate, explicabo. dolorem atque beatae quasi eaque repudiandae, ex, quaerat deleniti dignissimos? Cupiditate, explicabo.",
"totalTax": null,
"website": "https://acmeinc.com",
"zip_postal_code": "91030"
}
}
note

Any values that are null are auto-calculated fields. If you wish to populate those fields instead, set __auto_calculate: false and pass data into the fields instead.

Base Parameters

Parameters that exist on all services.

waitUntil

When to consider the navigation has been completed and begin the conversion.

string Default: "networkidle2"

Accepted Values

  • load - consider navigation to be finished when the load event is fired.
  • domcontentloaded - consider navigation to be finsihed when the DOMContentLoaded event is fired.
  • networkidle0 - consider navigation to be finished when there are no more than 0 network connections for at least 500 ms.
  • networkidle2 - consider navigation to be finished when there are no more than 2 network connections for at least `500' ms.
{ "waitUntil": "load" }

timeout

Amount of time that Chrome is allowed to run. If exceeded, your job will terminate.

number Default: 30000ms

{ "timeout": 30000 }

delay

The amount of time in milliseconds to wait for the page to complete rendering before conversion.

number Default: 0ms

{ "delay": 1000 }

autoScroll

Will auto-scroll the page down to the very end. Helpful in forcing lazy-loaded content to load.

boolean Default: false

{ "autoScroll": true }

filename

If used with the inline: false, will set the Content-Disposition filename so that the downloaded file will assign to this value in the user's browser. For inline: true, it has no effect.

string Default: ""

{ "filename": "filename.ext" }

inline

If set to true, the Content-Disposition gets set to inline. If set to false, it gets set to attachment. See filename property if you want to set the filename value for the attachment.

boolean Default: false

{ "inline": true }

projectId

The project's id you would like the job and any assets the job generates to be a member.

string Default: ""

{ "projectId": "N77VCoAVTHHwgmUfCYlD" }

viewPort

Set the Viewport of the page before navigation.

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 1024,
"height": 768,
"deviceScaleFactor": 2
}
}

width

Page width in pixels only. Required

number Default: <null>

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 1024
}
}

height

Page height in pixels only. Required

number Default: <null>

{
"viewPort": {
"height": 768
}
}

deviceScaleFactor

Specify device scale factor (DPR). Height and Width are always required.

number Default: 1

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 640,
"height": 480,
"deviceScaleFactor": 1
}
}

isMobile

Whether the meta viewport tag is taken into account. Height and Width are always required.

boolean Default: false

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 640,
"height": 480,
"isMobile": true
}
}

hasTouch

Specifies if viewport supports touch events. Height and Width are always required.

boolean Default: false

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 640,
"height": 480,
"hasTouch": true
}
}

isLandscape

Specifies if viewport is in landscape mode. Height and Width are always required.

boolean Default: false

{
"viewPort": {
"width": 640,
"height": 480,
"isLandscape": true
}
}

timeZone

Changes the timezone of the page. See ICU's metaZones.txt for a list of supported timezone IDs.

string Default: <null>

{ "timeZone": "Europe/Rome" }

waitForSelector

Allows for more complex wait behavior to control when the Chrome rendering engine decides when a page has finished before the conversion.

selector

The selector of an element to wait for before performing the conversion.

string Default: <null>

{
"waitForSelector": {
"selector": "img"
}
}

options

The selector of an element to wait for before performing the conversion.

visible

Wait for the selector element to be present in the DOM and to be visible, i.e. to not have display:none or visibility:hidden CSS properties. Not to be combined with the hidden property.

boolean Default: false

{
"waitForSelector": {
"selector": "img",
"options": {
"visible": true
}
}
}

hidden

Wait for the selector element to be present in the DOM and to be hidden, i.e. to have display: none or visibility: hidden CSS properties. Not to be combined with the visible property.

boolean Default: false

{
"waitForSelector": {
"selector": "img",
"options": {
"hidden": true
}
}
}

timeout

Maximum amount of time to wait in milliseconds for the selector to meet the visible or hidden criteria.

number Default: 30000

visible
{
"waitForSelector": {
"selector": "img",
"options": {
"visible": true,
"timeout": 30000
}
}
}
hidden
{
"waitForSelector": {
"selector": "img",
"options": {
"hidden": true,
"timeout": 30000
}
}
}

preferCSSPageSize

Give any CSS @page size declared in the page priority over what is declared in width and height or format options.

boolean Default: false

{ "preferCSSPageSize": true }

scale

Scale of the webpage rendering. Must be between 0.1 and 2.

number Default: 0

{ "scale": 0.5 }

height

Paper height. Must be supported type of units or number.

string|number Default: <null>

{ "height": 100 }
{ "height": "1.25in" }

width

Paper width. Must be supported type of units or number.

string|number Default: <null>

{ "width": 100 }
{ "width": "1.25in" }

landscape

Paper orientation, false sets it to portrait and true to landscape.

boolean `Default: false

{ "landscape": true }