Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Read PDF Table texts in Python



It will read the text from PDF in python.  Read Tables of PDF and place the data to XLSX file and read the XLSX file to one by one.

Suppose you are having the PDF file like below.

It’s a PDF file for Home loan, using the pdftables_api it will use to convert the PDF File into the form of xlsx file.


Now it will convert the PDF file into XSLX.


Based on the Pages of PDF it will generate into sheet number, if there are 2 pages of PDF than it will generate to  2 sheet in XSLS file.


Code to convert the PDF Tables into Xslx file

#1.  Importing the PDf table API
# Pip Insta the Pdftable api as
# pip install https://github.com/pdftables/python-pdftables-api/archive/master.tar.gz
# https://pdftables.com/blog/pdf-to-excel-with-python
import pdftables_api

#pip install xlrd
# Importing the data to excel
# ref : https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/reading-excel-file-using-python/
import xlrd

apikey = ''
c = pdftables_api.Client(apikey)
c.xlsx(r'C:\Users\reet\Desktop\loan sheet\PHR000802187754.pdf', 'output.xlsx')


# Read the workbook one by one
loc = ("output.xlsx")
wb = xlrd.open_workbook(loc)
sheet = wb.sheet_by_index(0)
sheet.cell_value(0, 0)

#Read row number 7
print(sheet.row_values(7))


Lets go in details if of PDF tables into XLSX you need to do the pip install for below and import it into code
pip install https://github.com/pdftables/python-pdftables-api/archive/master.tar.gz

You need to provide your API keys here
apikey = ''

You need to install the xlrd to read the xlsx file.
 pip install xlrd


You need to provide the location of xlsx file as in below
loc = ("output.xlsx")
wb = xlrd.open_workbook(loc)


Now read the XLSX file coloum and row of excel file generated by PDF from python code by below code.
#Read row number 7
print(sheet.row_values(7))

You will get output of that will be just check red border line content




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