How to get only numbers from PDF file?

Suppose there is a pdf containing

Name: xyz
Phone number: 9663743

i want to get “9663743” i.e numbers .

so this program should be able to extract all the numbers present in the pdf…

I tried with “Number Only” option from Dropdown menu of Google OCR but that is giving different result

-Get the content of the pdf into string using “Read Pdf text activity”.
-Use “Matches” activity with input string as pdf string and pattern as “\d{length}”
replace length as the length of numbers you want to extract ie for 9663743 regex is “\d{7}”
if length is 7 or more digits use expression "\d{7,}
-output will be the IEnumberable of Match, you can get each value from the ienumerable using the for each actvity with type as Match.


Read the entire PDF Text and extract number values from the same.

Please find below 2 methods

Hope it helps…:slight_smile:


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Thanks @palindrome @Madhuraj

SAMPLE.pdf (84.4 KB)
I want to get whatever number present in the pdf … eg .only number “9663743” from this pdf

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Refer to below mentioned screen shot.



I get permission error when I tried this. Any suggestions why? thanks

Hi Sam,

What is the error? “Permission missing: Launcher”?
If so, please refer to this post:

That post was helpful, Thank you

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Start time:12:00:00PM
Finish time: 12:15:00PM

Start time:01:00:00PM
Finish time: 01:15:00PM

Start time:03:00:00PM
Finish time: 03:15:00PM