The Tabex PDF to Excel API is a high-speed file conversion solution that is capable of precisely detecting and extracting tabular data from both still and fluid PDF documents. The API not only converts PDF files to Excel but also to a host of other formats that include XML, CSV, HTML, and Text. Its algorithmic orientation allows developers to deploy different modes of API calls while incorporating it in varying magnitudes of work flows that may be analytical or data processing in nature. The RESTful API is a full release with accompanying documentation, although developers must contact the provider to get access to its API key.
Offers 3 approaches to extraction:
In the auto mode the API will automatically recognize tables within a document. This mode is adapt for fox lengthy documents with scattered tables throughout the document. It is also effective when you want to rapidly convert dozens of pages from pdf to excel and quickly identify all pdf tables within the document.
Page box allows developer to point the Tabex PDF to excel API towards a particular box in the page. This mode offers high precision in recognizing and extracting pdf tables to excel each time that you can identify a recurring geometrical theme within a document. It is also essential if you want to build an interactive end user interface to extract PDF tables to excel, CSV and XML
This mode allows developer to extract the entire pdf page as a table in one of the supported formats. Tabex PDF to Excel API in this case will return a page within a excel document and each sub tables still accurately recognized. This method is adapt for cases in which the developer is primarily interested in the numerical and textual data within the tables as opposed to determining the table layout accurately. It can be an essential tool when dealing with complex page formats that depart from the standard.
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