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#1

Hi, I am new to UiPath. I am trying to scrape all the text from pdf using ‘get ocr text’(which i did) then search for a particular word in the text file then print out the next few lines after the searched word. I tried using ‘ocr text exists’ but its not accurate and ‘find ocr text’ but there’s an error thrown saying activity timeout exceeded even after i changed ‘Wait For Ready’ to NONE.

pLS do advise on wat i can do about this.

Thank you xoxo


#2

what is the problem in this approach ? Is this also not working ?


#3

@skini76 Hey maybe i wasn’t clear sorry. My question is how to search for a particular word in text file then print out the next few lines after the searched word?


#4

My assumption is get ocr text is working properly, once you get the text in a variable you can get the desired results using string functions like search, substring etc… Will this work for you ?


#5

@skini76 my ‘get ocr text’ is workinng properly. It gets all the text from pdf into the variable. But how to search a word in it? I don’t have any ‘search’ activity, do i have to install some package for it ?


#6

There are many string functions provided by UiPath, I suggest you refer the tutorial once for this.

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#7

@skini76 Oh i see, thank you. However, in the assign, text1 = j.Substring(“h-CLOUD NO S12345-AB”). There is a validation error 'option strict on disallows implicit conversions from string to integer. I cannot change ‘j’ variable’s type argument to string as after extracting from pdf it has numbers and characters


#8

what is the data type of text1 and j ? Both of them should be string.