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Searching through PDF in Google Drive file

  • 29 January 2020
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Hello Everyone!


I need to run a task that will search for a specific TERM in one of the PDF files which is located on Google Drive. What's the best way to so?


Thanks in advance!


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Best answer by Danvers 30 January 2020, 16:51

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Hi @MrWonderful

Welcome!

Sadly, this isn't something you're going to be able to do with Zapier I'm afraid.


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Hi @MrWonderful! The only way to search through a pdf would be if you were using an app that could 'parse' the pdf, like Parseur or Docparser. It's not possible to do it straight from Google Drive, sorry!


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Thank you for your answers @AndrewJDavison_Luhhu and @Danvers ! I know it could be done with these apps, but I wanted to see if anyone else knows how it could be done without use of third party apps. I noticed Zapier has option to use Python code, could that be done if I hire Python developer to write required code for this task?