How to validate any File Type using Autodetect in Python

Today’s tutorial is so simple that if you blink you might miss it. Seriously though, this is going to be really easy.

With pip install, set up our API client.

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Then call validate_document_autodetect_validation:

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ValidateDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Autodetect content type and validateapi_response = api_instance.validate_document_autodetect_validation(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ValidateDocumentApi->validate_document_autodetect_validation: %s\n" % e)

Already done. Just need to input your file for validation. This function supports many office formats, such as docx and xlsx, as well as well over 100 different image formats. It’s a great way to weed out potential file problems before they can even appear.

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