How to capture tables that cannot be captured with "Table" element using the "Repeating Group" element


Tables cannot be captured properly using the "Table" element. For example, all columns are captured, but a single column is not captured successfully. How can such tables be captured?



There are cases in which the tables cannot be captured properly with a "Table" element. In such cases, the easiest way to capture the table is to use the Repeating Group element.
  1. First, create a group containing the table headers.
  2. Create a Repeating group element.
    To limit the search area of the Repeating group, set the relations to Below of the Table Headers group.
    Also, set it to be Below LastFound so that the search is performed under each instance.
  3. Create the first element in the Repeating group. In this example, it is the element that gets the data for the No column. The point is to get the element that is present in all rows first.
    If the first element of a repeating group is not found, you can set it as a required element so that the program would not look for other elements.
  4. Find all other elements in relation to the first element.
    Note: In most cases, the Nearest setting should be set to Page top edge so that the instances order is correct.
    As an example, below are the settings for the Item column element.

Note: Each of the above settings varies depending on the document/layout and is for reference only.

Based on the above logic, the table was captured correctly.

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