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OCR package

  • Updated: 2022/01/31
    • Automation 360 v.x
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OCR package

The OCR package contains actions that enable you to extract text from images or applications.

The OCR package enables you to:
  • Extract text from a window or a specific area of an application.
  • Extract text from images or files stored on a local machine, a website, or the Control Room folder.
  • Filter extracted text and store it as a variable.
    Note: You can extract text from images in .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, and .png formats.

ABBYY FineReader is installed along with A2019 and does not require any additional setup.

Actions in the OCR package

The OCR package includes the following actions:

Action Description
Capture image by path See Using Capture image by path action.
Capture image by url See Using Capture image by URL action.
Capture window See Using Capture window action.
Capture area See Using Capture area action.

Secure recording

When secure recording mode is enabled, bots do not display the target object images after capture. This ensures that sensitive data is not shown.
Note: Although the bots do not display the target images after capture, the images are still stored in the Control Room because they are required to run the bots.

When you record a task in secure recording mode, the Preview window temporarily shows an image of the captured area. This image is hidden after you navigate away from the Bot editor window or refresh it.

A user with admin privileges must enable this setting. See Settings.

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