PDF data extraction issue

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#1

Hi ,

I am trying to extract some data from PDF using anchor base activity. When I select the PDF element in “Get Text” activity the PDF is showing me as an image where I am not able to select that particular element i want(I guess it might be reading it as a PDF image, But when I use read PDF activity I am able to get all the information to a string variable). So any one had similar issue can help me on this? Pasted the screenshot below for the reference.
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Here i need to collect the data below sat and Fri(ie, 8/5 and 8/11)…

Any suggestions or guidance for extracting those kind of data? Your help would be much appreciated, Thank you in advance.

Best,
Siddu


#2

Hi,

Did you try to use the activity Read PDF Text? This activity will return you a string with all the content from your PDF file and using some string methods (like substring, split) you can extract exactly what do you want.

Thanks,
Ninett


#3

Thank you for your reply @Ninett_Panfir.

Yes i tried it and I can get the value in string. But the problem is I have similar files where I have to extract the same kind of data which will be varying in positions. So I decided to go with anchor base in a thought I can find the value.


#4

See if this helps