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marcodea
Helper II
Helper II

PDF Connector: table on multiple pages

I'm trying to import data from a PDF file, but a table bigger than one page is imported in Power Bi as multiple tables.

Is there any workaround?

 

 

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v-juanli-msft
Community Support
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Hi @marcodea 

I make a test for your scenario:

I have a pdf with a large table in 23 pages (from page 1 to page 23),

1.open Edit queries, create a new blank query, 

 

2.open its Advanced editor, write the code

let
Source = Pdf.Tables(File.Contents("C:\desktop\case\5\5.10\date.pdf"), [StartPage=1, EndPage=23])
in
Source

 

3.Expand "Data" column

5.png

 

4.Filter "Kind" column to keep only "Table"

6.png

 

5.Then we will get all data in one table

7.png

I could remove some useless columns,keep only last two columns, then "Use the first row as headers"

7.png

8.png

 

Best Regards
Maggie

 

Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

You are a lifesaver! This just saved me hours of cleanup on multiple pdfs. Thank you!

Anonymous
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Awesome Magie! Gold tip!

 

Working around a problem like this, without result till see this. Anyway, still having an issue: on my pdf file, the table as date on it , but on two different rows:


Example:

2019-07

23

 

when it should be 2019-07-23 on the same row. Any expert advice on how to solve this?

 

Thks!


TS

 

 

@v-juanli-msft ,

thanks for your answer, I've learned something new.

 

If I have understood well, this code doesn't solve my case since I have more the one table in the same PDF and I don't know in advance the page of each table.

 

Regards

 

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