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Reading tabular PDF data with Power Automate

Hello all

I got a requirement to read PDFs that have tabular data. The data can be selected, so the PDF is not an image.

I can parse the data with the AI Builder but it will skip empty cells in the table. The output will place the next cell with content after the previous cell with content. It is important to also know when a cell is empty.


How can I catch empty cells in tabular PDF?

I was thinking of just writing my own script in an Azure Function, but don't want to reinvent the wheel for this quite common requirement.

Third party solutions are not allowed due to extra due diligence checks required.


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