Parseur offers several ways to get notified when a document fails to process.

By email

When a document cannot be parsed, Parseur notifies you by email that something went wrong.

In order to limit spamming you, Parseur applies a cooldown waiting period between 2 notification emails. By default, the cool down time is 1 hour. You can change that delay in your notification preferences.

By webhook:

You can setup a webhook to trigger on the the "Template Needed" event and get notified by an HTTP POST. Webhook will be triggered for every failure, no cool down period is applied.

Webhook payload contains:

  • Name of the document
  • Email prefix of the mailbox
  • URL of the document in Parseur app
  • Any other Extra fields configured for this mailbox

By a zap:

You can be notified in Zapier by setting up a zap on the "Document not processed" trigger. Data sent to Zapier is the same as the webhook payload described above.

Best practices handling parsing errors

When processing a large number of documents, especially if there is a need of real time parsing, it is generally recommended to setup a Webhook or Zap to trigger on failed parsing.

We recommend adding the TextDocument or HTMLDocument extra fields so that the full content of the document be sent with the notification. This way, you can implement a backup workflow where an operator could quickly create a new template or handle manual parsing in case the document couldn't be parsed.

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