June 2019: name parser, mailbox type, improved webhooks

Here is what we've been working on at Parseur since last month.

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New: Name parser and normalizer

At Parseur, we often get questions about splitting a person's name into first, middle and last names. Parsing people's names can be complex. Names can have a title (Mr. Ms., Dr., etc), some middle names and also a composed last name.

Until now, we recommended that user capture the full name of a person as a single field unless there was an absolute necessity to split it. That time is over!

Parseur now ships with a powerful name parsing engine that will automatically split a full name into Title, First, Middle and Last.

To use this feature:

  1. Create a field to capture the full name of the person including any title
  2. Edit the field and change the format to Full Name
  3. That's it!
Select the Full Name format to use the name parser

Select the Full Name format to use the name parser

Example: Say you have the following name in your document: Mr. John Richard del Puente

Capturing that name in a field named "LeadName" with a Full Name format will give you the following result:

  • LeadName.title: Mr.
  • LeadName.first: John
  • LeadName.middle: Richard
  • LeadName.last: del Puente
  • LeadName.full: Mr. John Richard del Puente

Read more about field formats and normalizing data in Parseur.

New: Custom Mailbox Type

You can now tell Parseur about the type of documents you'll parse in your mailbox. When choosing an industry-specific type of mailbox, Parseur will create a default set of fields for that industry. Also, your mailbox with be able to take advantage of our ready-made templates for that industry!

Select the type of documents you would like to parse

Select the type of documents you would like to parse

Whenever you receive an email, Parseur will check if it has a template for it and if it does, it will parse your document automatically.

Example of a Google Alert emails parsed automatically, without creating a template using our Google Alert mailbox type

Example of a Google Alert emails parsed automatically, without creating a template using our Google Alert mailbox type

Of course, you can still create templates locally in your mailbox, and they will take precedence over Parseur ready-made ones.

New: Set custom HTTP headers and name your webhooks

You can now set custom HTTP Headers to your webhooks. Also, in case you have several webhooks linked to your mailbox, you can give them a name to make it easier to remember who's who.

Name your webhooks and add custom headers

Name your webhooks and add custom headers

Read more about working with webhooks.

Additional improvements and fixes

Other improvements this month include:

  • Search in document content: You can now use the search and filter panel to search in the content of documents. This is an experimental feature and can be slow on large data set of documents
  • MS Flow fix: Mailbox Extra Fields are now listed in Microsoft Flow when setting up your flow.
  • Parsing engine improvements: we have improved our template engine to better handle selecting fields in HTML attributes

That's it for the updates!

As usual, we always welcome your comments or questions. Feel free to contact us on the chat!

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