More complex PDF files


James Reece
June 16, 2016 09:03 NONE
I have downloaded the “FromPDFToCSV” demo and understand it - it’s very simple. But I have a much more real World pdf file to work with and I cannot see how to use UIPath in this case.

Are there any more complex tutorials for pdf scraping?

My file contains headers, banner image, multiple tables (not in simple grids), charts and paragraphs of text. These discrete content sections can be full width, 1/3 of 1/2 width of the page.

I feel like I need to define selectors but as an ‘anchor’ of sorts and to then iterate through UI elements in steps away from the anchor (across and down).


Mihai Badita June 20, 2016 20:38
Yes, it makes sense to take that approach for PDF

anchors or relative elements
using the Find Children activity to obtain a list of similar UiElements?
Can you upload your PDF here explaining what you’re trying to get out of it?