Extracting text string from PDF files

Hello Makers,

If i download any word or pdf file with http get a file module, can i read that downloaded data by using tools module of convert the encoding of data to read text of document? Or there is any way to read the pdfs and word files within make scenario?


I convert PDFs to text using CloudConvert then use a Text Parser module to extract the data I need (prices and dates):


Thanks for the reply… can we use tools- convert data or text parser module directly without any 3rdparty app modules?

No you cannot, because PDFs are a binary file type.

Tools/Text parser only can read string variables containing plain text.