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intermediate Python • basic pip • basic browser development tools
skills learned
automate repetitive manual processes in Python • extract data from PDFs • web page resource identification • dynamically assign values to web form fields using autogenerated JavaScript
Eduardo Freitas
3 weeks · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject you’ll step into the shoes of a developer at PharmaChain Iberia, a pharmaceutical supply chain company. A big global competitor has recently set up shop in your region and has been steadily gaining market share, thanks to hyper efficient business process automation in its supply lines. This automation service can receive and read delivery notes ten times faster than the admin staff in your company—and you need to innovate fast to keep your status as the regional market leader. You’ve been tasked with implementing your own company-wide automation solution, using Python to automate your processes. To achieve this, you’ll use Python to iterate through subfolders of your current text-based PDFs and PDF form files and extract field keys and values. You’ll write scripts that can identify field IDs on web forms that correspond to the PDF documents, and automatically populate the web forms with information extracted from your PDFs—no manual data entry needed! Finally, you’ll prepare a report detailing your conclusions for your manager at PharmaChain.
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Ed Freitas
Ed Freitas is a technology enthusiast, software architect, and customer success advocate. He has designed enterprise .NET and Python solutions that extract, validate, and automate critical business processes, and has supported production systems for global names. He loves to write about cutting-edge technologies in his books.


The liveProject is for intermediate Python programmers who are familiar with the basics of information extraction. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Intermediate Python
  • Basic pip
  • Basic browser development tools
  • Basics of handling PDFs

you will learn

In this liveProject you’ll learn to automate repetitive manual data processes using Python and the most popular Python automation libraries.

  • File type identification
  • Text and field extraction from PDFs
  • Web page resource identification
  • Dynamically assigning values to web form fields using autogenerated JavaScript


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