Text Extraction API for SilverStripe CMS (mostly used with 'fulltextsearch' module)

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CI Silverstripe supported module

Provides a text extraction API for file content, that can hook into different extractor engines based on availability and the parsed file format. The output returned is always a string of the file content.

Via the FileTextExtractable extension, this logic can be used to cache the extracted content on a DataObject subclass (usually File).

The module supports text extraction on the following file formats:

  • HTML (built-in)
  • PDF (with XPDF or Solr)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint (Solr)
  • OpenOffice (Solr)
  • CSV (Solr)
  • RTF (Solr)
  • EPub (Solr)
  • Many others (Tika)


composer require silverstripe/textextraction



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