Lookup Text in PDF

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Updated: October 5th, 2020

Published: April 15th, 2020

Downloads: 16

Industry: cross-industry

Language compatibility: Visual Basic

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Lookup Text in PDF

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This component accepts input in the form of a data table and looks for several values in a PDF document

Input Arguments:
  • Data table (<Field> str, <Value> str) and Path to PDF
Output Argument:
  • Data table (<Field> str, <Value> str, Result)
Eg. (Invoice Number, 12345) - You can also send multiple values at the same time
Eg. Invoice Number, 12345
Invoice Date, 04/04/2019

Output Example:
Invoice Number 12345 FOUND
Invoice Date 04/04/2019 Not Found

Use Case:SAP and ServiceNow
Lookup values from SAP MIR4 in an attached vendor invoice document
The fields (Invoice Number, Date, Amount etc) can be anywhere in the PDF depending on the vendor. We read values from SAP using a get text and built a data table which was passed to the library and got the email output. We also used this component to Lookup values in Order Forms to compare against Quote documents (HTML).



Accepts Input as a data table, looks for several values in a PDF document and returns the output as Found or Not Found.


UiPath Studio 2019 and above


PDF Activities
Intelligent OCR
Microsoft Activities (Workflow Manager from https://www.myget.org/F/workflow)


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