Possibility of Form filling using UI Path

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#1

Dear All,
I would like to find out the automation feasibility of a requirement that is currently done manually.

As is Process:

  1. Read the Input file (.TIF extension) manually
  2. Enter the text read from Input file into the desktop tool (.EXE) by typing manually

To be Process (Using UI Path):

  1. Read the Input file (.TIF extension) and convert them into editable texts (using OCR)
  2. Automate the activity of typing the texts fetched from the above step into the fields in the .EXE tool
    Note:- There is no option to copy and paste the converted texts into the tool as Copy/paste option is disabled. The only way is to type the texts in the respective fields.

Challenge:

  1. The input text in the TIF file should be converted with 100% accuracy
  2. There is no option to copy and paste the converted texts into the tool as Copy/paste option is disabled. The only way is to type the text in the respective fields.

Thanks & Regards,
Satishkumar


#2

Hi there @jsatishkumar,
While the process itself seems feasible, you will not be able to extract the text from the TIF file with 100% accuracy.

As noted by UIPath themselves, OCR accuracy can be extremely good, but not 100%, as demonstrated below:

With that said, you could certainly work around this, with extensive validation performed post extraction, as well as a human-based checkpoint prior to form submission.

Thanks,
Josh