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Parsing of Word/PDF documents

I need to automate our new candidate creation process for candidates that we have resumes for. We would like to parse name, address,email,phone information from these Word/PDF documents and then pre-populate the relevant salesforce fields when creating new candidates.

Kindly advice me on the best approach to achieve this.


A 100% salesforce solution, I dont think I could provide at this time.


If you don't mind a system to system architecture, you could use Apache POI or Apache TIKA to extract the content from the resumes, into a local DB or even text file.


Then, send that data over to salesforce via web services API.


2 steps.

This way, you don't re-invent the wheel when parsing the documents in salesforce.

Chirag MehtaChirag Mehta

@Sayasoni - were you able to find 100% (salesforce) solution?

I'm also intrestedd in this kind of functilonalty, did anyone develop/Purchsed a tool which does it?