When it comes to extracting information from the documents, today, there are few business operations which involve manual extraction of information from the documents. This manual extraction of information not only slows down the processing but could also be expensive, time consuming - when processed at scale and is error prone. Lot of these document-driven processes can be automated to drive the business process workflows.
One of the approaches to extract information from the business documents is by a rule-based method. Datacap is one of the capture tools that extract the features from the documents and gives a structured output in the form of KVP's. Intelligent Extractor (IE) or Accelerator adds additional set of action libraries and provides intelligent extraction. This data extraction can be customized to meet the requirements by using Datacap rules engine.
In addition to these set of action libraries that comes with the Datacap tool, one can create a custom action library to carry out specific function.
Deploying custom action library.
The custom action library is made available as DLL. Steps to deploy custom action library -
- Create a new project using the custom action template in visual studio IDE.
- The custom action is written in C# .NET framework.
- The project is compiled, or the solution is built to create a DLL.
- DLL is then placed in the RULES folder of the Datacap application and are made available in the action library section in the Datacap studio, as shown below.