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From Deepak Shetty <>
Subject Re: How to search for text within a PDF?
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 03:34:18 GMT
There are some PDF to Text open source libraries in java (but I think it
also depends on your PDF if the text can be extracted)
+ Beanshell assertion should allow you to do it


On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 6:42 PM, David Levine <> wrote:

> I've got a web application that returns a PDF file, and I'd like to assert
> that a particular value is in the PDF file.  I thought I could use a
> Response Assertion to look for the value.  That was based on my totally
> naive and uninformed assumption about the PDF file format.  After doing a
> cursory search, it looks like the actual text inside the PDF is encoded in
> some way that I haven't taken the time to figure out.  In other words, the
> content of a PDF file is opaque to both myself and JMeter at the moment.
>  So
> before I consider taking a little deeper dive to see if there's any way I
> can write an assertion on a text value in a PDF document, I thought I'd ask
> this most knowledgeable group the question:
> Does anyone know how to write an assertion on a text value in a PDF
> document?
> Just to give you a sense of it, here's what the beginning of the excellent
> JMeter proxy tutorial looks like.
> %PDF-1.4
> %äöÜß
> 1 0 obj
> << /Length 2 0 R
>   /Filter /FlateDecode
> >>
> stream
> xœÍZÉŽÜF ½ 0ÿ s ·‹,• À Ðêî rt2@>

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