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Michael Klink commented on PDFBOX-4764:
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*A)* For sensible answers in the context of such questions please don't merely 
show pasted text examples, also share the source PDF and describe the text 
extraction code you used.
*B)* Table data extraction from PDFs is a complicated topic and focus of large 
projects, see tabula for example. Hoping for a decent table data extraction 
routine based solely on extracted text is overly optimistic.
*C)* This should not be discussed in a _Bug_ issue here because this is no 
_bug_ to start with, it is simply not a feature of PDFBox. There are other 
places to discuss ways to implement new features based on PDFBox.

> When a PDF has table with blank entries in the column the stripper just 
> ignores the column and moves to next field in the coulmn
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>                 Key: PDFBOX-4764
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-4764
>             Project: PDFBox
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Text extraction
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.8
>            Reporter: karthik guns
>            Priority: Major
>
> When a PDF has tables with columns with empty values,the stripper ignores the 
> field and moves to next column which has records(if its blank it should 
> capture)
>  
> PDFTextStripperByArea stripper = new PDFTextStripperByArea();
>  stripper.setSortByPosition(true);
> PDFTextStripper tStripper = new PDFTextStripper();
> String pdfFileInText = tStripper.getText(document);



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