Extract Valuable Data from PDFs With ReportMiner

By |2020-11-06T15:46:07+00:00November 6th, 2020|

PDF (portable document format) files were developed in the early 1990s to enable computer users with different platforms and software tools to share documents with a fixed layout of text and graphics. Because they are independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems, PDFs have become a popular way to share documents. All that is needed is a PDF reader, available for free download on the Internet.

In this day and age, however, data lives on, even if it’s trapped inside a PDF. Businesses need PDF data to combine with other data and use in spreadsheets or databases, and integrate it with other applications or use it for business intelligence.

How ReportMiner Data Extraction Tool Helps?

Astera’s ReportMiner data extraction software offers many capabilities for PDF data extraction in an easy-to-use interface that doesn’t require code writing. The tool enables users to easily extract data from PDF files by simply creating an extraction layout and exporting to the destination of their choice. ReportMiner does all the heavy lifting by automatically recognizing data patterns and creating necessary data regions and fields.

In addition, users are able to use their extracted data to take advantage of product’s advanced transformation, quality, and scrubbing features.

1. PDF Data Extraction With Report Models

To extract information from a PDF file in ReportMiner, simply upload a pdf and create a report model by selecting what needs to be extracted and specifying a pattern within the report.

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2. Preview Data Extraction Report Models

ReportMiner also has a preview feature so that users can make sure everything is being extracted as intended. Once the layout is complete, users have the option to export to Excel, CSV, or a chosen database. The report model can also be opened in a dataflow to apply transformations to the data.

FAQs about PDF Data Extraction with ReportMiner

How to Extract Valuable Data from PDFs Using Astera ReportMiner?

Astera ReportMiner allows you to quickly capture information from PDFs, reports, and text files to extract meaningful insights hidden within unstructured data. It also supports automation and bulk extraction so that enterprise data can be consolidated on a single platform.

How to Scrape Data from PDF with ReportMiner?

Astera ReportMiner uses third-party OCR technology to extract data from PDF and text-based files. The data can then be converted into multiple formats because of native connectivity to many popular databases, enterprise applications, and cloud solutions. It also automates the data extraction process and expedites data preparation through features like email/FTP/folder integration, process orchestration, and job scheduling.

How to Convert a PDF to Text with ReportMiner?

Converting PDF files through Astera ReportMiner takes only a few clicks. Since the product offers a template-based data extraction approach, it enables users to create reusable PDF data extraction templates to scrape data as and when necessary. The data can then be converted into your desired format using native connectors.

For more information on specifying regions and fields and exporting data, check out these blogs:

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