Values from pdf

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#1

Hey guys,
I need help getting values from a pdf doc please. I have tried screen scraping, web scraping, get text and I could only scrape the entire page instead of the specific values I am looking for. Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks for your help!


#2

Use get full text activity


#3

That gets the entire text on the pdf no?


#4

Use get value activity


#5

For some reason I don’t have the get value activity. Probably not available in uipath ce?


#6

Get Full text would work. You can use Indicate on screen option to select the area of PDF which you want to scrape.


#7

I tried that but it copied the entire pdf text after using indicate on screen.


#8

Is it a text based PDF or scanned one (image based)?


#9

It is image based. I tried using OCR but couldn’t get it to work


#10

Ideally Get OCR text should work with Indicate screen element option.


#11

Yeah that was what I thought but it it’s not working for some reason. I tried to write the output to csv file cause I am trying to compare the data from the pdf file to another data on csv format.