Define table cells in manual table mode

Define cells by selecting areas in the line item. You can locate the cells anywhere within the line item, even if arranged vertically. Cells can span more than one row. Each cell is assigned to a column in the table model. A cell can be optional, meaning that it may be missing in a line item. The cell type is determined automatically when the cell is drawn, but you can change the type. For example, if you select the quantity cell that has a number in it, the cell type is set to numeric.

If during runtime, processing includes documents that use a quantity of 1 in a numeric column and the recognition process reads the number as a pipe ( | ), the cell type fails to match and the line item might be discarded. In such cases, select "Not relevant" in the cell type list. This setting supports any type of character in the cell.

Drawing the cells in the line item creates a template that consists of the blue rectangles. This template passes over the document, line-by-line. Every time it aligns with a pattern of data, a line item is identified.

If your table model contains only two columns, you can only draw two blue rectangles. Such a template may fit many lines on your document. Therefore, if the table model has only a few columns but the line items have more cells, use anchor rectangles to make the template more precise. The template will then find fewer incorrect line items.

Use an anchor to help locate a line item in the table. However, an anchor is not actual data that you can map to a model column.