How to Extract Data form an Invoice with Python?

How to Extract Data form an Invoice with Python?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Invoice Parsing API in 5 minutes using Python and Eden AI Invoice Parsing API. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to extract structured informations from invoices.

What is Invoice Parsing? 

Just like Receipt and Resume Parsing, Invoice Parsing is a tool powered by OCR to extract and digitalize meaningful data, Computer Vision to identify structure of the document, and NLP techniques to identify and qualify the fields. Invoice parser technology extracts key information from an invoice (.pdf, .png or .jpg format) such as the invoice ID, total amount due, invoice date, customer name, etc.

Invoice parsers help ensure data accuracy by avoiding errors that can occur during manual data extraction. This information can then be used for a variety of purposes and makes it easier to generate reports or export data to other applications and is often used in conjunction with other business management applications.

Getting started with Invoice Parser API

The first step to using Invoice Parser API is to install Python's requests package, that will allow you to call Eden AI API.

Next, you'll need to install Python's JSON package in order to read and print the result of the API request.

How to use Invoice Parsing API with Python?

You are now ready to process documents into Eden AI Invoice Parser API. You can process Invoice Parsing in many languages (here is the list of languages supported for Invoice Parsing.)

1. Get a Invoice Parser API Key on Eden AI

To perform Invoice Parsing, make sure to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you will be able to get your API key direclty from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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2. Start extracting information from your invoices

Now that you have imported packages on Python and got your API key, you will be able to extract informations from your invoices. With Eden AI, you can choose from a range of different engines you want for Invoice Parsing. Here is our list of Invoice Parser APIs to help you choose the provider that best suits your project and needs. We also recommand reading our Top 10 Invoice Parser APIs

Here is the Python script you need to write on your notebook:

As shown above, we have called two different Invoice Parsing engines. Subsequently, Eden AI API will return in its JSON response results of those providers.

Once the request is done, you will be able to get the result with this print:

Here is an example of a Invoice Parsing response:

Benefits of using Invoice Parser API with Eden AI

Using Invoice Parser with Eden AI API is quick and easy.

Best Invoice Parsing AI engines in one API

Save time and cost

We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and an access to the specificic features of each provider

Easy to integrate

The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardisation work. The response elements are also standardised thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.


With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Invoice Parser request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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