I am relatively new in Microsoft's world. I started on it three months ago and I have a doubt about the connection between SharePoint online (specifically, with libraries and lists), Microsoft Flow and Azure functions.

What I am doing is:

  1. I insert a PDF file inside a SharePoint online library.
  2. A Flow starts and I send the CONTENT of that PDF file (a text one, not an image that needs OCR treatment) to an Azure function.
  3. I try to read that content but it's impossible for me.
  4. And finally, send specific parts of the content to the FLOW and then to another SharePoint online list.

So, I have two questions:

  1. Is it possible to pass and read the content of a PDF file to an Azure functions? And, if it's possible, what do you recommend me to use (e.g. C# with X library, or JavaScript with X module)

  2. Is there any other options to do what I want to do? I think that it could be better if I pass the SharePoint online path of the PDF file to Azure functions and then start to work with the path (because, presumably, the Azure function knows that, in that path, there is a PDF file) but I don't know if I could do that. Obviously, if it possible, can you recommend me anything?

That's all.

Thank you so much and sorry for my English.

Best regards,


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