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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 6, 2022

Have a field to inform the OCR DPI

When working with PDF data extraction, using OCR, the default DPI value of the "Get PDF Region Text" command is 110, leaving the image very small, reducing the accuracy of the result. Having a field where I can easily change this number and have IBM RPA recalculate the region on top of this value, we will have better accuracy in extracting data from the PDF.

defVar --name pdf --type Pdf
defVar --name _region --type Rectangle --parameter --output
defVar --name _points --type List --innertype String
defVar --name _point --type Numeric
defVar --name _text --type String
defVar --name _newRegion --type String
defVar --name _page --type Numeric
defVar --name success --type Boolean
pdfOpen --file "C:\\Users\\003925631\\Desktop\\PDF\\CLC001520_INVOICE_ORIGINAL_107102.pdf" success=success pdf=value

setVar --name "${_region}" --value "470,318,53,12"

goSub --label CommonMethod

#region Improve OCR Accuracy
goSub --label CalculateRewRegion

pdfClose --file ${pdf}

beginSub --name CalculateRewRegion
logMessage --message ">> Region Before [${_region}]" --type "Info"
splitString --text "${_region}" --delimiteroption "CustomDelimiter" --customdelimiter "," --comment "Take the region and convert it to a 4-point list" _points=value
foreach --collection "${_points}" --variable "${_text}"
convertStringToNumber --text "${_text}" _point=value
evaluate --expression "${_point} * 2" --comment "multiply the point by 2" _point=value
concatTexts --text "${_newRegion}" --value "${_point}," --comment "concatenate the result creating a new reference" _newRegion=value
getRegex --text "${_newRegion}" --regexPattern "(.+)\\," --regexOptions "0" --groupnumber 1 --comment "remove the last comma" _newRegion=value
logMessage --message ">> Region After [${_newRegion}]" --type "Info"
setVar --name "${_region}" --value "${_newRegion}"
pdfRegionText --language "en-US" --region "${_region}" --useocr --ocrprovider "Abbyy" --page ${_page} --dpix 220 --dpiy 220 --file ${pdf} _text=value
trimString --text "${_text}" --trimoption "TrimStartAndEnd" _text=value
logMessage --message "${wdg:subName} [${_text}]" --type "Info"
beginSub --name CommonMethod
setVar --name "${_page}" --value 1
pdfRegionText --language "en-US" --region "${_region}" --useocr --ocrprovider "Abbyy" --page ${_page} --dpix 110 --dpiy 110 --file ${pdf} _text=value
trimString --text "${_text}" --trimoption "TrimStartAndEnd" _text=value
logMessage --message "${wdg:subName} [${_text}]" --type "Info"

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 7, 2022

    I can't, because the pdf files are from the client.

  • Admin
    Joba Diniz
    Jun 7, 2022

    can you also attach the PDF used?

  • Guest
    Jun 6, 2022

    I just added the attached.

  • Admin
    Joba Diniz
    Jun 6, 2022

    do you have more details? maybe a screenshot or script?