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Tomo-O
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Search specific text on a PDF and get the page number it exists

Hi, I'm a beginner user of Power Automate.

I have around 10 page PDF (ex. page 1 to 10), and I would like to get the page number where the specific text (ex. SS-4) exists, and extract the one page PDF. The problem is the existing page is different for each PDF. Thus, I'm trying to use AI Builder, Power Automate, and Encodian to solve this.

 

First, I use AI Builder's "Recognise text in an image or a PDF document" and get the all context. Next, I add "Compose" and type the expression which orders search the specific text "ex. A" and get the page number. However I'm not sure what kind of expression I should use.

The text A is the unique text and should be only 1 page out of 10.

Appreciate if you can help me Thanks!

 

Memo, Because I use Mac, I can't access to Power Automate Desktop.

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antoinec
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Hi Tomo,

 

Here is one way you could do it. After extracting PDF contents with the "Recognize text in an image or a PDF document" action, iterate on "results" and "lines" to find a "text" item which matches your criteria. If it matches, execute the relevant action within that condition block.

 

This is what it looks like in the Flow editor:

antoinec_1-1645017404206.png

 

And here's an example run with a match:

antoinec_0-1645017319389.png

 

Is this what you were looking for? (there might be ways to do this without the double "Apply to each" blocks ... if anyone has the info I'm keen to learn :))

 

Antoine

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