Recognizes an image text using the ABBYY Cloud OCR technology. Either images or pdf files can be processed.
How to work with credentials
To start using this activity, you first need to enter your credentials.
The button to add new credentials.
This article describes in detail the process of adding credentials.
Set a value: enables you to directly write the desired path. Clicking the 'Pick' button allows you to manually choose the path.
Save the previous step result: chooses the previous activity result as a path.
Calculate a value: enables you to use available properties and methods to form a path.
Maximum file size: 100 MB
Enables you to select the document's written language.
This parameter allows you to select up to three formats in which the data will be exported. Supported data formats:
- txt unstructured
- searchable pdf
- pdf with texts and pictures
- xml for corrected pictures
Contains an annotation to the activity. The input text will be displayed above the activity name.
The result is saved in a text file in the following destination: 'C:\Users\<Username>\ElectroNeek'.
To store the recognition result in a variable, the user needs to add the 'Assign value to variable' activity after the OCR block, specify the variable name, and choose the 'Save the previous step result' option. The variable represents a string.
This activity should be used when text is placed as an image which makes it impossible to extract the text using standard methods. In this case you will use this function to scan the image and save all the recognized characters.
Make sure to keep in mind that you may not get the maximum accuracy sometimes. It depends on the image quality, text size and some other characteristics.