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From Deepak Shetty <>
Subject Re: How to search for text within a PDF?
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 03:36:11 GMT
A google search reveals
You should be able to call this from a beanshell assertion

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Deepak Shetty <> wrote:

> 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
> regards
> deepak
> 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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