OCR technologies in WinAutomation

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Effective November 2020

  • Common Data Service has been renamed to Microsoft Dataverse. Learn more.

  • Some terminology in Microsoft Dataverse has been updated. For example,entity is now table and field is now column. Learn more.

Modules will be updated soon to reflect the latest terminology.

WinAutomation gives users the ability to read, extract, and manage data that is contained within an assortment of files through OCR actions.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn how to configure OCR actions.
  • Create a process that extracts text from PDF files by using OCR technologies.


  • Basic familiarity with the WinAutomation Console and Process Designer
  • Basic familiarity with process development and variables