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PDF Data source in Informatica

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How does Informatica handle unstructured data sources like PDF. If a tabular report is stored as a PDF, can we read it out from PDF as a tabular data (like a data table in .net)?

posted May 9, 2014 by Rohini Agarwal

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PDF is actually quite structured internally. More recent revisions of the PDF specification may provide a way to hold the data ready for external processing, but the main goal of PDF documents is to describe a document for printing, so all kinds of environments and devices can print the document with a result as similar as possible.

It depends largely on the creator of the PDF if any extra data is provided other than where to print text and lines to form a table.

answer May 12, 2014 by Shweta Singh
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We can't read the data from PDF source file directly.

answer Jun 11, 2014 by Shatark Bajpai
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