UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities Need ABBYY ? ERROR: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID

So i am getting mixed answers from different forums, does the UIpath activity UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities need a licensed abbyy to make the OCR work? if not why am i getting this error ?

Full error:
An ExceptionDetail, likely created by IncludeExceptionDetailInFaults=true, whose value is:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {C0003003-0000-48FF-9197-57B7554849BA} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).

at UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities.FC.Scope.EndExecute(NativeActivityContext context, IAsyncResult result)

at UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities.AsyncNativeActivity.BookmarkResumptionCallback(NativeActivityContext context, Bookmark bookmark, Object value)

at System.Activities.Runtime.BookmarkCallbackWrapper.Invoke(NativeActivityContext context, Bookmark bookmark, Object value)

at System.Activities.Runtime.BookmarkWorkItem.Execute(ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager)

  • Studio Version : 2019 4.4 Enterprise Edition
  • UiPath.IntelligentOCR.Activities v2.0.1
  • docotic.pdf library v5.10.9957

Only thing that’t related to ABBYY i am doing is using a existing FCDOT File as a document template to scrape data and i am using that to classify and process the pdfs i want to extract data.

documentTemplatePath = “C:\Users\clemerb\Documents\UiPath\MLABProcess\DocumentTemplates\MLAB Doc Def Version 2_1.fcdot”



ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine SDK is required if you want to use the FlexiCapture Classifier or FlexiCapture Extractor activities. The engine only works with a license distributed by the UiPath sales department. To request a license, access the Contact us page, go to Technical Support & Activations , fill the form and choose Service Request after providing a Name and Email .

source : https://docs.uipath.com/activities/docs/about-the-intelligent-ocr-activities-pack


You need to install the Abby Flexicapture Uipath package for Abbyy activities write to uipath support if you have license to Abbyy Flexicapture