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Table data capture

This guide shows you how to capture and edit table data on your documents.

Practice steps below

Click through the prototype below for a step-by-step walk-through on how to build a custom model. Full video here​

Add a new table

If a table was not already captured from your document or you had to delete a table and redraw it from scratch, follow the steps below to add a new table:
  1. 1.
    Draw a box over the table area on your image.
  2. 2.
    On the label popup > Click on the toggle at the top to Switch to Table mode
  3. 3.
    You can leave the number of rows and columns as 1 x 1, and click on Add Table.
  4. 4.
    This adds a table with 1 column and 1 row. Follow the steps below to add more columns and rows.

Add rows or columns to the grid

  1. 1.
    Ensure that the grid is active (you should see thick blue bars to the top and left of the table). See how​
  2. 2.
    Hover over the thick blue line at the top of the grid where you want to add a column separator.
  3. 3.
    You will see a blue circle with a plus icon. Click to add a column.
  4. 4.
    Do the same on the left of the grid to add rows.
  5. 5.
    Once you have added the column and row lines where you need them, click on Extract data as table.
Hover + Click to add new columns or rows

Remove rows or columns from grid

  1. 1.
    Ensure that the grid is active (you should see thick blue bars to the top and left of the table). See how​
  2. 2.
    Hover over the point where the column separator meets the edge of the grid on the top.
  3. 3.
    You will see a red circle with a minus icon. Click to remove that column.
  4. 4.
    Do the same on the left of the grid to remove rows.
  5. 5.
    Once you have removed the column or row lines, click on Extract data as table.

Resize table grid

You can use the resize table feature to exclude rows and columns from your table. For example, remove header names captured in the first row.
  1. 1.
    Make sure that the grid is active. See how​
  2. 2.
    Click and drag the square notches on the top right or bottom right corners to resize the grid.
  3. 3.
    Click on Extract data as table to see revised results on the right.

Resize cells

You can use the resize cells feature if you want to capture only a small part of a long piece data extracted from a column.
  1. 1.
    Activate the grid > click on Draw new cells. This will lock the grid and allow you to make changes to the cells.
  2. 2.
    Click and drag a cell to resize it. The data from the cell will be re-captured.
  3. 3.
    Click on Done.
Please note, clicking on Extract data as table on the grid will override any cell changes made to the table.

Troubleshoot common table issues

Header names included in the first row

Identifier data that should be present as column names is erroneously captured as Row 1. For eg: "KG", "PRECIO" below should not be captured). How to fix this​
"KG", "PRECIO" should not be captured

Columns getting merged

Data from Column A and Column B are appearing as a single cell under one Column. For eg: Item code and description are present in the same cell under Description. How to fix this

Extra data captured in a cell

You want to capture only a small part of a long piece data extracted from a column. For eg: From "DKD BUBBLE WRAP - AIR CUSHION PACKAGING MATERIAL , 60 GSM THICKNESS" you only want to capture "DKD BUBBLE WRAP". How to fix this​

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the table grid
  • Click on Show grid at the bottom bar of your image.
  • Then click on or just outside the blue outline at the edge of the Table
  • You will see blue outlines with thick blue bars on the top and left. This means the grid can now be edited.
Can't resize the Table without moving all the cells
Zoom into the table area on your image by clicking the + button at the bottom of the image area. Then scroll till you see the notches on the corner of the table grid. Click on the notch and drag it to resize the table.
Nothing happens on click of Show grid
The grid might be hidden by the cell bounding boxes. Hover near the edge of teh grid till your cursor changes from a pointer to a hand, then click. The blue table outline should appear.
How to remove the header without redrawing the table?
Click on the grid to activate it. Click on the notch and drag it to resize the table till the top of the table starts below the header.