IBM Datacap 9.0: Application Builder with FastDoc and Datacap Studio



This course shows you how to create and configure an application using FastDoc and then to enhance it using Datacap Studio. You create two applications with the Application Wizard, one using the Learning Template and the other using the Form template. You use FastDoc to quickly recognize and configure processing for a new form and then further customize the application using Datacap Studio. In this class there will be greater use of Datacap Studio than in the F221 prerequisite class.


Developers who are responsible for building a Datacap application from scratch.

  • Anyone who needs to rapidly develop a capture solution with the intention of enhancing the application using the full capability of the IBM Datacap suite.


Familiarity with the following is helpful but not required:

  • F220 IBM Datacap 9.0: Introduction
  • F221 IBM Datacap 9.0: Application Builder FastDoc

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe and navigate the Datacap Studio development interface

  • Use the Test tab in Datacap Studio for application debugging
  • Use logs analysis debug techniques

Create a Learning application and configure with FastDoc

  • Create the application with Application Wizard
  • Image Enhancement
  • Configure Batch Structure (Document Hierarchy)
  • Page Identification and document creation
  • Validate and Verify
  • Page recognition
  • Export properties to a text file

Enhance FastDoc Application

  • Configure fingerprints for page matching
  • Configure Zones
  • Create a locate ruleset with RealZones and PopulateZNField
  • Add a Ruleset to a profile
  • Configure custom validation Rulesets

Add a document type

  • Locate a field with a key list
  • Locate using key word locate.
  • Locate fields with intellocate. (automatic in the learning template)
  • Use Page Separator pages to demonstrate creating multi-page documents in a Learning Template

Export to IBM FileNet Content Manager repository

  • Convert document images to pdf format
  • Configure Export Rules for IBM FileNet Content Manager

Add a multi-page document

  • Recognize hand written fields with Intelligent Character Recognition ICR
  • Recognize handmade digital marks with Optical Mark Recognition OMR.
  • Recognize machine print fields with Optical Character Recognition OCR
  • Validate using a lookup Database

Use Built-in Clients on the Application

  • Run Batch Tasks with Datacap D

1. Datacap Studio Interface

  • Rulemanager View
    • Document Hierarchy
    • Rulesets ( Global and Application)
    • Rulset Types (Compiled and Conventional)
    • Rule mapping
    • Properties
    • Task profiles
    • Action libraries
  • Zones view
  • Test view
    • Debugging skills using Datacap Logs and using the Datacap Studio Test tab

2. Image Acquisition

  • VScan task

3. Image Enhancement

4. Page Identification

  • Page identification methods
  • Page identification rules and actions

5. Data Recognition

  • Bar codes (for Page Separation only)
  • OCR (optical character recognition)
  • ICR (intelligent character recognition)
  • OMR (optical mark recognition)

6. Data Validation

  • Data range
  • Field format
  • Valid dates
  • Accuracy of calculations such as totals, tax, and so on
  • Presence of required fields

7. Document Verification

  • Datacap Desktop standard Verify panels

8. Document Export to Corporate Data Repository

9. Enhance FastDoc Application

  • Application enhancement with Datacap Studio
  • Associate rules with a document hierarchy object
  • Associate a ruleset with a task profile

10. Use Built-in Clients on the Application

  • tmweb for batch monitoring and batch manipulation

11. Data Capture Process Enhancement

  • VScan advanced tasks
  • Fingerprinting
  • Set up zones
  • Locate fields
  • Add a new pa