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Extract data using magnetic ink character recognition

  • Updated: 5/07/2020

    Extract data using magnetic ink character recognition

    Use the magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) OCR feature with ABBYY FineReader Engine version 12.2 support to extract MICR data from financial checks.

    Prerequisites

    • Ensure that ABBYY FineReader Engine is installed in the plug-ins folder: \OCR Plugins\ABBYY SDK\12\. . ..
    • From the C:\Program Files (x86)\Automation Anywhere IQ Bot (version)\Configurations folder, open the Settings.txt file, change OCREngine=Tesseract4 to OCREngine=Abbyy, and save the file.
    Note: A system restart is not required.

    The MICR feature is supported with ABBYY FineReader Engine versions 12.2 .

    Procedure

    1. Set ABBYY FineReader Engine in your settings.txt file as the primary OCR engine.
    2. Navigate to the IQ Bot\Configurations\AbbyyImagePreProcessingSettings.json file.
    3. Update these parameters:
      • TextTypes = 129
      • DetectTextTypesIndependently =true
      The MICR feature is activated in the system.

    Next steps

    • Create a learning instance and add form fields to extract MICR data from financial checks such as MICR and Pay to fields.
    • Scan and upload a check to IQ Bot for training. In production, upload the financial checks for accurate MICR data extraction.
    • In the Designer, map the MICR data in the financial check for extraction.
    • In production, upload the financial checks for accurate MICR data extraction.
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