Load PDF form data into database

+2 votes

We receive a large number of PDF forms. Currently we have to extract the data from each PDF individually into a csv file, combine the files and then load them to our DB. This is very time consuming. It would be great if DBFront could import PDF forms, preferably multiple PDF files at one time.

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+1 vote

​That would be a great feature to add to dbFront. I suspect it should not be that hard considering that dbFront already has access to a powerful PDF library but I am not sure.

​It would be logical to include that as one of the data import options. Currently, I already support CSV and Excel.

The biggest issue is that PDF forms are not always created with proper internal field names and the field labels are usually inaccessible.

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