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sjd889
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Extract text with OCR Loading Issue

I'm having an issue with the Extract text with OCR action. It just gets stuck on that action. I've left it to run for 30 minutes with no result even though it's a pretty simple invoice. There's no error though...

 

This me trying to replicate a flow in the this training OCR technologies in Power Automate for desktop 

 

 

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Pavel_NaNoi
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Seeing more and more of these OCR bugs coming up, seems like after the engine deprac a lot of things broke. This happens because the Select FIle dialog "hooks" onto the file, preventing the file from being OCR'd, if you try to OCR without selecting a file using that action, your OCR will complete instantly. (just test with the OCR action being on its own, manually selecting the file)

 

This also occurs for other stupid things such as and not limited to:

- OCR'ing any file and then trying to use any respective file actions with it, e.g. rename file, move file, etc.

- Moving files & then using OCR on them

- Using For loops with OCR ( some logic in them breaks, I don't remember the specifics but it can happen as well)

 

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Kaif_Siddique
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Impactful Individual

Yes, not working for me as well. Flow gets stuck.

 

Regards

Kaif

 

 

VJR
Super User
Super User

@sjd889 

Produced the output as follows with this action

VJR_0-1664770761205.png

 

 

Did not make changes to the Default settings.

Try giving there 1 instead of the 2 you have.

VJR_1-1664770810400.png

 

I am using PAD version 2.23.114

 

 

sjd889
Frequent Visitor

The training tells you to set it to 2 instead of 1, which is why I changed it, but I did try changing it back to 1 (the default) and it's having the same problem. Running for 30 plus minutes at this point, stuck on Extract text with OCR.

 

I have PAD 2.23.114.22217

Kaif_Siddique
Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Its not working.

 

Flow:

Kaif_Siddique_0-1664820390775.png

 

Kaif_Siddique_1-1664820416759.png

 

Version 2.21.262.22194

 

Regards

Kaif

Pavel_NaNoi
Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

Seeing more and more of these OCR bugs coming up, seems like after the engine deprac a lot of things broke. This happens because the Select FIle dialog "hooks" onto the file, preventing the file from being OCR'd, if you try to OCR without selecting a file using that action, your OCR will complete instantly. (just test with the OCR action being on its own, manually selecting the file)

 

This also occurs for other stupid things such as and not limited to:

- OCR'ing any file and then trying to use any respective file actions with it, e.g. rename file, move file, etc.

- Moving files & then using OCR on them

- Using For loops with OCR ( some logic in them breaks, I don't remember the specifics but it can happen as well)

 

Thanks so much! I removed the "select file" action and it works perfectly. What a silly bug!

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