Iam using UiPath Community Edition(CE) and would like to try out Abbyy Flexicapture Engine trial.
I would like to try out Abbyy Flexilayout studio first to see how Flexilayouts can be built and document definitions can be created.
I will then use this info to see how I can use the built-in support provided by UiPath for Abbyy data capture.
UiPath does provide Intelligent OCR capabilities through Abbyy’s Activities but to use them effectively, a hands-on experience in Abbyy Flexilayout studio is required.
Abbyy Flexilayout studio is a part of Abbyy Flexicapture Engine.
I have gone through a few forum discussions such as the one below:
I found that at the time of discussion(July 2018), Abbyy Flexicapture Engine trial was available only for UiPath Enterprise and UiPath Trial users and not for CE users.
Does the situation remain the same or is Abbyy trial now available for CE users as well?
I have contacted Abbyy’s sales team but they responded saying that the runtime license has to be obtained directly from UiPath.
Thanks for the response.
A free trial version is provided by Abbyy but obtaining the trial version happens through a slightly intricate process. Separate license is required for the trial version as well.
Infact, Abbyy provides two versions of the engines - Standalone and Distributed, both of which are offered as trials.
You need to create .fcdot files in an ABBYY Flexilayout Studio(separate license), and to use those layouts through Intelligent OCR Activities, you need to activate the SDK License, I am not sure whether ABBYY will provide both (SDK and Flexilayout) license for free.
But if there is an ABBYY SDK license, then Intelligent OCR Activities should work on CE as well. But not entirely sure about it either. Never tried it.
For you guys who are still having this issue with Abbyy FlexiCapture in UiPath. This issue is caused by failing to register one (or more) of the necessary DLLs of Abbyy FlexiCapture Engine. The cause behind it could be a corrupted installation package or even an antivirus such as Trend Micro which blocks the registration tool regsvr32.exe. If you have this antivirus installed, uninstall Abbyy FlexiCapture Engine, disable the real-time protection of the antivirus, then install Abbyy FlexiCapture Engine. You can then restore the real-time protection of your antivirus. Run the workflow in UiPath, check if the issue is solved.
Which trial version is compatible with UiPath Community version
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