Transport report

Extracting metadata and line items from transport report with examples in Python, Node, Java, and C#


This guide covers how to extract metadata and line items from multiple supplier transport documents with examples in Python, Node, Java, and C#.

You will extract the following metadata fields:

  • Name of the supplier
  • Name of the receiver
  • From address
  • To address
  • Document number
  • Shipment number
  • Purchase order number
  • Issue date
  • Load weight
  • Total amount

You will extract the following line item fields:

  • Product number
  • Product description
  • Quantity
  • Weight
  • Number of boxes

This guide shows you how to

  1. Create transport-report document type
  2. Add multiple suppliers
  3. Execute training
  4. Extract data from documents
  5. Continuously improve models after extraction

Getting your API Key

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You can also obtain the API key by visiting the Settings page.

Getting your API key

1. Create a new document type

Before you start extracting data, you need to define a document type. Navigate to the Dashboard page and click on the New document type button in the top right corner of the table.
Next, select the Transport report card. The wizard will already pre-fill all the needed extraction fields along with the document type configuration.
Click on the Create document type button.

This will create a new document type with the name transport-report with the following fields:

  • supplier_name
  • receiver_name
  • from_address
  • to_address
  • document_number
  • shipment_number
  • purchase_order_number
  • issue_date
  • load_weight
  • total_amount

and the following line item fields:

  • product_number
  • product_description
  • quantity
  • weight
  • number_of_boxes

2. Add suppliers

Once your document type is created, you need to add data to the dataset of your document type.
To do that download the following bills of landing:

Each transport report is from a different supplier.

To add document to the dataset use the add-document endpoint or use training room where you can easily upload a file and fill out necessary infromation.

Dataset is created by uploading an original file with the correct value for each field defined inside the document type:

As you can see, to achieve high accuracy typless only needs the values that are on the document. Nevertheless, there are some rules to keep in mind when providing values.

You will have two suppliers added to your document type after you ran both code examples.

3. Execute training


Training is executed automatically every day at 10 PM CET

For all of your suppliers with new documents in the dataset of all your document types.
Free of charge

To immediately see the results you can trigger the training process on the Dashboard page.
Look for the transport-report document type in the list, and click on the .

Need more information about training? Read more about training.

4. Extract data from documents

After the training is finished, you can start precisely extracting data from documents of the trained suppliers. Here you have two new transport reports from the trained suppliers:

Download them and extract the data using the recipes:

Need more in depth explanation of the response?
You can read about it here.

5. Continuously improve models

typless embraces the fact that the world is changing all the time.
That's why you can improve models on the fly by providing correct data after extraction.
Let's say your company has a new partner Best supplier. You don't need to start over with building the dataset. You can simply extract and send the correct data after they are verified by your users.
You can learn more about providing feedback on the building dataset page.


Closed workflow loop - improve models live!

Use every action from your users to adapt and improve typless models without any extra costs.

To send feedback use the add-document-feedback with object_id.

Running typless live

The only thing that you need to do to automate your manual data entry is to integrate those simple API calls into your system.

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