OCRTEXT()

Extract all text from an image

Returns the text that appears in an image.

Sample app

See the OCRTEXT Demo app.

Sample usage

OCRTEXT([Photo]) - returns the text from the image in the Photo column.

Syntax

OCRTEXT([image-column])

  • image-column - Name of the column that contains the image from which you want to extract text..

Notes

To extract specific fields from an image, see Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Limitations

Currently, OCRTEXT() has the following limitations:

  • Requires an internet connection
  • Can only be used as an initial value or app formula
  • Cannot be nested inside of another formula. If you need to further process the output of the OCRTEXT() results, you can use OCRTEXT([Image]) in a hidden column and then use that hidden column in your formulas (see the sample app above).
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