3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 3:03 PM by aabrodskiy

    Reading .pdf files

    Børre Heggernes

      Is there any way to read information from a .pdf file into PI?

       

      Any hack that can be done to the UFL interface? Work arounds?

       

      Daily Reports are often sent to partners this way.

        • Re: Reading .pdf files
          MvanderVeeken

          PDF is a complicated binary format, so I don't think it is going to work.

           

          I think your best bet would be to first convert to a text format, and then use UFL to read the data.

           

          There are free and commercial converters available, or if you feel like developing you could use something like PDFBox to convert the PDF files and copy the text results in an input directory for UFL (maybe as a scheduled task).