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How to extract CSV from PDF and fill database (sql server) in C# with ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK

The tutorial shows how to extract CSV from PDF and fill database (sql server) in C#

With this source code sample you may quickly learn how to extract CSV from PDF and fill database (sql server) in C#. Want to extract CSV from PDF and fill database (sql server) in your C# app? ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is designed for it. ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK is the SDK that helps developers to extract data from unstructured documents, pdf, images, scanned and electronic forms. Includes AI functions like automatic table detection, automatic table extraction and restructuring, text recognition and text restoration from pdf and scanned documents. Includes PDF to CSV, PDF to XML, PDF to JSON, PDF to searchable PDF functions as well as methods for low level data extraction.

C# code samples for C# developers help to speed up coding of your application when using ByteScout PDF Extractor SDK. In order to implement the functionality, you should copy and paste this code for C# below into your code editor with your app, compile and run your application. Enjoy writing a code with ready-to-use sample C# codes.

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using Bytescout.PDFExtractor; using System; using System.Data; using System.Data.SqlClient; namespace ExtractCsvAndFillDatabase { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { try { // Step-1: Get Datatable var oDataTable = GetDataTableFromDocument("sample.pdf"); // PLEASE NOTE: Please replace with your connection string, You need to have "PersonData" table into your database. // You can find that table from Scripts.sql file string connectionString = @"Data Source=REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_DATA_SOURCE;Initial Catalog=DATABASE_NAME;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=USERID;Password=PASSWORD"; // Step-2: Insert into database InsertIntoSqlServerDatabase(oDataTable, connectionString); // Step-3: Fetch from database and display results DisplayDatabaseResults(connectionString); } catch (Exception ex) { Console.WriteLine(ex.Message); } Console.WriteLine("Press enter key to exit..."); Console.ReadLine(); } /// <summary> /// Inserts into Sql Server database /// </summary> /// <param name="oDataTable"></param> private static void InsertIntoSqlServerDatabase(DataTable oDataTable, string connectionString) { using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(connectionString)) { // Open connection con.Open(); // Sql query to insert data string cmdInsert = "Insert into PersonData (id, first_name, last_name, email, gender, ip_address) values (@id, @first_name, @last_name, @email, @gender, @ip_address)"; foreach (DataRow itmRow in oDataTable.Rows) { // Prepare sql command SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(cmdInsert, con); cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text; cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@id", Convert.ToString(itmRow["id"]))); cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@first_name", Convert.ToString(itmRow["first_name"]))); cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@last_name", Convert.ToString(itmRow["last_name"]))); cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@email", Convert.ToString(itmRow["email"]))); cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@gender", Convert.ToString(itmRow["gender"]))); cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@ip_address", Convert.ToString(itmRow["ip_address"]))); // Execute sql command cmd.ExecuteNonQuery(); } // Close connection con.Close(); } } /// <summary> /// Displays inserted database results /// </summary> private static void DisplayDatabaseResults(string connectionString) { // Person data holder DataTable personDataTable = new DataTable(); using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(connectionString)) { // Sql query to fetch data string cmdInsert = "SELECT id, first_name, last_name, email, gender, ip_address FROM PersonData;"; // Prepare sql command SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(cmdInsert, con); cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text; // Prepare DataAdapter SqlDataAdapter dataAdapter = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd); // Fill person dataTable dataAdapter.Fill(personDataTable); } // Display all person data if any if (personDataTable != null && personDataTable.Rows.Count > 0) { // Print all columns foreach (DataColumn column in personDataTable.Columns) { Console.Write("{0} | ", column.ColumnName); } Console.WriteLine(); // Print all data foreach (DataRow dataRow in personDataTable.Rows) { foreach (DataColumn column in personDataTable.Columns) { Console.Write("{0} | ", dataRow[column.ColumnName]); } Console.WriteLine(); } } else { Console.WriteLine("No data retrieved.."); } } /// <summary> /// Get DataTable from Document /// </summary> private static DataTable GetDataTableFromDocument(string fileName) { DataTable oDataTable = null; // Initialise table detector using (TableDetector tableDetector = new TableDetector("demo", "demo")) { using (CSVExtractor CSVExtractor = new CSVExtractor("demo", "demo")) { // Set table detection mode to "bordered tables" - best for tables with closed solid borders. tableDetector.ColumnDetectionMode = ColumnDetectionMode.BorderedTables; // We should define what kind of tables we should detect. // So we set min required number of columns to 2 ... tableDetector.DetectionMinNumberOfColumns = 2; // ... and we set min required number of rows to 2 tableDetector.DetectionMinNumberOfRows = 2; // Load PDF document tableDetector.LoadDocumentFromFile(fileName); CSVExtractor.LoadDocumentFromFile(fileName); // Get page count int pageCount = tableDetector.GetPageCount(); if (tableDetector.FindTable(0)) { // Set extraction area for CSV extractor to rectangle received from the table detector CSVExtractor.SetExtractionArea(tableDetector.FoundTableLocation); // Generate CSV data var allCsvData = CSVExtractor.GetCSV(); // Generate Datatable oDataTable = GetDataTableFromCSV(allCsvData); } } } return oDataTable; } /// <summary> /// Get Datatable from CSV /// </summary> private static DataTable GetDataTableFromCSV(string allCsvData) { var oRetDataTable = new DataTable(); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("id"); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("first_name"); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("last_name"); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("email"); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("gender"); oRetDataTable.Columns.Add("ip_address"); var rows = allCsvData.Split('\n'); // Ignore first column line for (int iRow = 1; iRow < rows.Length; iRow++) { // Get all column data var columns = rows[iRow].Split(','); if (columns.Length >= 5) { // Prepare new row var oRow = oRetDataTable.NewRow(); oRow["id"] = columns[0]; oRow["first_name"] = columns[1]; oRow["last_name"] = columns[2]; oRow["email"] = columns[3]; oRow["gender"] = columns[4]; oRow["ip_address"] = columns[5]; // Add row back to datatable oRetDataTable.Rows.Add(oRow); } } // Return DataTable return oRetDataTable; } } }

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