Google OCR Engine

Scenario: Reading PDF with Google Cloud Vision OCR

Steps to reproduce: Reading a PDF with empty last page.

Current Behavior: Gives error: “Google Cloud Vision OCR: Scrape returned empty text.”

Expected Behavior: Should read the whole PDF. Should not throw error.

Studio/Robot/Orchestrator Version: 2018.4.4

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I’m using the activity “Read PDF With OCR” with OCR engine “Google Cloud Vision OCR”.
I’m reading a PDF with multiple pages, where the last page is blank.

For some reason it seems “Read PDF with OCR” only reads the last page.
So that’s one error.

Another error is that “Google Cloud Vision OCR” engine throws an error if it returns no text.
This used to work when the engine was named “Google Cloud OCR”, it did NOT throw an error when blank.

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Hi @snoopy,

Are you using the ApiKey for Google Cloud Vision OCR?

~Diego Turati

Use Try Catch.

Quick Question - is it safe security wise to use Google Cloud to read pdf documents. These company pdfs should not be publicly available.

  • Sushil