Form Recognizer 2022-08-31

Form Recognizer extracts information from forms and images into structured data. It includes the following options:

  • Read - Extract text from documents.
  • Layout - Extract text and layout information from documents.
  • Document - Extract text, layout, entities, and general key-value pairs from documents.
  • Business Card - Extract key information from business cards.
  • ID Document - Extract key information from passports and ID cards.
  • Invoice - Extract key information from invoices.
  • Receipt - Extract key information from receipts.
  • US W2 Tax - Extract key information from IRS US W2 tax forms (year 2018-2021).
  • Vaccination Card - Extract key information from US Covid-19 CDC vaccination cards.
  • Health Insurance Card - Extract key information from US health insurance cards.
  • Custom - Extracts information from forms (PDFs and images) into structured data based on a model created from a set of representative training forms. Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data. It ingests text from forms, applies machine learning technology to identify keys, tables, and fields, and then outputs structured data that includes the relationships within the original file.

Request URL

Request headers

string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Cognitive Services accounts.

Request body

Response 200

OK.

{
  "customDocumentModels": 
  {
    "count": 0,
    "limit": 0
  },
  "customNeuralDocumentModelBuilds":{
    "used": 0,
    "quota": 0,
    "quotaResetDateTime": "string"

  }
}
{
  "description": "General information regarding the current resource.",
  "type": "object",
  "required": [
    "customDocumentModels"
  ],
  "properties": {
    "customDocumentModels": {
      "description": "Info regarding custom document models.",
      "type": "object",
      "required": [
        "count",
        "limit"
      ],
      "properties": {
        "count": {
          "description": "Number of custom models in the current resource.",
          "type": "integer",
          "format": "int32"
        },
        "limit": {
          "description": "Maximum number of custom models supported in the current resource.",
          "type": "integer",
          "format": "int32"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Response 500

The top-level error.code property can be one of the following:

Error Code Message
InternalServerError An unexpected error occurred.
When possible, additional details are specified in the innererror property:
Top Error Code Inner Error Code Message
InternalServerError Unknow Unknow error.

{
  "error": {
    "code": "InternalServerError",
    "message": "An unexpected error occurred.",
    "innererror": {
      "code": "Unknown",
      "message": "Unknown error."
    }
  }
}

Response 503

The top-level error.code property can be one of the following:

Error Code Message
ServiceUnavailable A transient error has occurred. Please try again.
When possible, additional details are specified in the innererror property:
Top Error Code Inner Error Code Message
ServiceUnavailable ServiceUnavailable A transient error has occurred. Please try again.

{
  "error": {
    "code": "ServiceUnavailable",
    "message": "A transient error has occurred. Please try again.",
    "innererror": {
      "code": "ServiceUnavailable",
      "message": "A transient error has occurred. Please try again."
    }
  }
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31"
-H "Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");

            var uri = "https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31&" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31&" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key","{subscription key}");
            },
            type: "GET",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31&%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31&%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://eastasia.api.cognitive.microsoft.com/formrecognizer/info?api-version=2022-08-31')
uri.query = URI.encode_www_form({
})

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body