How to capture non-table data in table format?

Question

How to capture non-table data in table format?

There are a variety of scenarios when the documents contain text that has a "table-like" format, but the Table element could not capture it correctly in FlexiLayout Studio.

The most common reasons for such behavior are the following:

  • the text is not strictly formatted and could have a different position on different rows
  • some rows could be empty
  • there are no strong "table header" and "table footer"
  • there are no separators between the columns and rows

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Answer

In such scenarios, the data could be captured with the Repeating Group element.

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Create Static Text elements to use the keywords below and above the necessary text as reference elements to specify the search area for Repeating group and its instances:

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To show the Repeating Group as a table in FlexiCapture use the Show as table option: 

Document Definition Editor > select the Repeating Group > choose the Show as table in the Form tab:

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The examples of the recognition results in FlexiCapture:

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