Extracting information in a PDF table and relate it with the columns

I’m working on an automation to extract PDF information to an excel. I have extracted the ‘easy’ information with Substrings and Regex. My problem is when I have this table because when I transform it to a text file, the information is misplaced. I think I can use document understanding but, I’ve never worked with it.
What I exactly want it’s to extract the information inside the table and relate it with the column and the row. I’m working with different tables; different number of rows but, the number of columns stays. Therefore, I want to extract, for instance, “Procedimiento VFR Incumplido” and relate that it’s column “AERONAVE”. Another example: extract “Separación inadecuada” and relate with “CONSECUENCIAS”
I know isn’t easy to do this but, I hope someone can help me.


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Hola @Garcia_Hoyos_Daniel !

Espero en español te sea mas fácil mi respuesta. Analizando las columnas en el documento de muestra veo que estas pueden variar dependiendo de las horas que vayas a reportar, y también que están subdivididas en Evento/Factor Descriptivo. No sé si la actividad de Form Extractor de Document Understanding te vaya a funcionar pero puedes intentarlo.

También puedes explorar la opción de utilizar la actividad RegexBasedExtractor, la cual dentro de sus opciones trae la opción de alinear visualmente el texto extraído, lo cual previene el error de texto fuera de lugar/posición que mencionas.

Me cuentas si tienes dudas.