OCR & Active Directory

added on February 7, 2012 by Network Automation
Applies To: AutoMate 9, AutoMate BPA Server 9

The new AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server 9 OCR actions have the ability to read, extract and convert ANY type of image, such as a bitmap, jpeg, png, pdf or tiff file into text for electronic automation and importation. Our extensive set of Windows Active Directory actions provides creating, modifying and managing any type of Object, User or Group. This sample task and workflow will read a name, address and telephone number from an application image, and create an Active Directory User with AutoMate’s OCR, Active Directory, Loop and Flow Control Actions.

Download This Task (135kb) 5537ab5d09539054737809.rar
Would you like to upload a Sample Task or Workflow to the User Resource Center? Click here!

More Sample Tasks and Workflows

JSON Loop Structure, Encode, Decode Sample (task) 4/30/17Leonard Amabile

This sample task will demonstrate the following: - Decode JSON string into structure/array - Loop structure/array and display values - Encode structure/array into JSON string (raw or formatted)

Round up to Whole Number Using VB Round() Function 4/24/17Leonard Amabile

The VB round() function, by default rounds to the nearest whole number based on the following: 10.00 through 10.50 = 10 10.51 through 10.99 = 11 There are scenarios where you want to round up all decimal values to the nearest whole number. Based on the above criteria, adding 0.5 to any numeric value with a decimal will cause the round() function to round up. For example: 10.00 + .50 = 10 round(10.5) 10.10 + .50 = 11 round(10.6) 10.90 + .50 = 11 round(11.4) The attached tasks will demonstrate the round() function usage to round up numeric values.

Restart a Service (Automate and Intermapper) 3/27/17Network Automation

This sample task will allow you to use Automate and Intermapper to restart a service.

DDE Sample (task) 2/24/17Leonard Amabile

The attached task demonstrates DDE Execute, DDE Poke and DDE Request. The task assumes that Excel is running with a worksheet named Sheet1. DDE Execute: Maximizes the Excel spreadsheet. DDE Poke: Will write the number 7 in row 1 column 1 of Sheet1. DDE Request: Will grab the value from row 1 column 1 of Sheet1 and populate variable varTest.

Workflow Loop Sample (workflow) 8/22/16Leonard Amabile

This sample demonstrates how a workflow loops through a shared dataset using the evaluation object and NO loops within the tasks.

Inline Padding Sample (task) 8/22/16Leonard Amabile

This sample demonstrates how to pad a string inline with leading or trailing spaces.

Split filename into two variables 5/15/15Valentineo McGowan

A task has a name of 'abc_123.txt' I would like the folder name to be the prefix of the filename prior to the "_" delimiter 'C:\abc'. File 123.txt will then be placed inside C:\abc\123.txt

Count Rows in TXT/CSV using Regular Expression 5/15/15Valentineo McGowan

I have a *.txt or *.csv containing column headers and X rows of data. Using RegEx the task simply counts the number of rows based on carriage returns. Great for csv files that have X amount of records and you simply need a total count of rows minus the headers.

Dataset to CSV File using Excel action 5/15/15Valentineo McGowan

How do I create a CSV file from a dataset without using Interactivity actions inside MS Excel, ie, 'File Save As.'? Here's how to create a CSV file in one step using a dataset with our 'Excel - Set cells' activity.

Dataset to CSV using ODS action 5/15/15Valentineo McGowan

How do I create a CSV file from a dataset without Microsoft Excel being present on my machine? Here's how to create a CSV file in one step using a dataset with our new 'ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) - Set cells' activity.


Comments (4)

  1. 3/25/14 by Douglas Preston
    how do you add ghostscript to automate for this task to work?
  2. 3/25/14 by Leonard Amabile
    @Douglas Preston - Within the OCR action, there is a direct link to the GPL GhostScript installer.
  3. 4/28/14 by Ken Robinson
    While the description indicates this is a task for Automate and BPA, I'm guessing that it is just for BPA, as it's a task package, and I can't find anyway to get Automate to recognize and read in this package. Do you have the .aml as well, or is there something I'm missing on how to import this in as is?
  4. 4/28/14 by Leonard Amabile
    @ Ken Robinson - The attached .rar file has been updated to contain both AM9 .aml files and BPA9 .ampkg files. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Please sign in to your account or your comment will be forever stored under "anonymous".
Include Code Snippet

Search the URC

Subscribe to Version History via RSS
Subscribe to Version History via RSS
Version Watcher

11.0.6 changelog
11.0.6 changelog
other versions downloads


Subscribe to Latest Resources via RSS
Subscribe to Latest Resources via RSS
Latest Resources

show filter options

Subscribe to Forum Posts via RSS
Subscribe to Forum Posts via RSS
Forum Posts