We prepared this step-by-step tutorial with screenshots to teach you how to extract data from a password-protected PDF using PDF.co and Integromat.

Extract Data from a Password-Protected PDF – Guide

  1. Go to Integromat Scenarios Interface to Create a New Scenario.
  2. Create a Google Drive module and Download a File.
  3. Select a Connection for Google Drive.
  4. Add another module for PDF.co and Convert from PDF.
  5. Select a Connection for PDF.co.
  6. Run the scenario.
  7. If there are no errors, you can now check your output.

We will use this sample password-protected PDF and extract the data inside it.

Screenshot of the password-protected PDF
Screenshot of the password-protected PDF
Screenshot of Source File
Screenshot of Source File

Step 1: Create New Scenario in Integromat

Start by going to the Integromat Scenarios Interface. Click Create a New Scenario.

Step 2: Create a Google Drive Module

Step 2 – Create a Google Drive module. Then choose to Download a File.

Creating a Google Drive module

NOTE: For this tutorial, we’re using Google Drive as our cloud storage. You may use other cloud storage that has a similar option as this.

Step 3: Select a Connection for Google Drive

Select a Connection for Google Drive, for the Enter a File ID combo box you can either choose Select from the list or Enter manually, choose My Drive as the drive to be used, and lastly select the Folder and the file that you’re planning to use.

Setting up the Google Drive module

Step 4: Convert from PDF using PDF.co

Add another module for PDF.co. Then choose Convert from PDF.

Creating a PDF.co module

Step 5: Adjust Settings

Select a Connection for PDF.co. Under Input File, you can either choose Upload a File or Input a File from URL. For the Source File, you can choose either Google Drive – Download a file or Map manually. For Convert Options choose PDF to CSV. For the Pages, you can leave it blank if you want all of the pages to be extracted. Type in the Password of the PDF file under Password Text Box. Set Inline to true if you want the extracted data to be displayed automatically, set it into false if you want to get a downloadable file.

Setting up the PDF.co module

Showing the inline parameter

Step 6: Run the Scenario

You can now run the scenario.

Testing the scenario

Step 7: Check the Output

If there are no errors, you can now check your output.

Checking the result of the scenario

Here’s what the complete output looks like:

Output CSV
Output Inline CSV

In this tutorial, you’ve learned how to extract data from a password-protected PDF using PDF.co and Integromat integration.


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