AnalyzeExpense - Amazon Textract


Analyzes an input document for financially related relationships between text.

Information is returned as ExpenseDocuments and seperated as follows.

  • LineItemGroups- A data set containing LineItems which store information about the lines of text, such as an item purchased and its price on a receipt.

  • SummaryFields- Contains all other information a receipt, such as header information or the vendors name.

Request Syntax

{ "Document": { "Bytes": blob, "S3Object": { "Bucket": "string", "Name": "string", "Version": "string" } } }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The input document, either as bytes or as an S3 object.

You pass image bytes to an Amazon Textract API operation by using the Bytes property. For example, you would use the Bytes property to pass a document loaded from a local file system. Image bytes passed by using the Bytes property must be base64 encoded. Your code might not need to encode document file bytes if you're using an AWS SDK to call Amazon Textract API operations.

You pass images stored in an S3 bucket to an Amazon Textract API operation by using the S3Object property. Documents stored in an S3 bucket don't need to be base64 encoded.

The AWS Region for the S3 bucket that contains the S3 object must match the AWS Region that you use for Amazon Textract operations.

If you use the AWS CLI to call Amazon Textract operations, passing image bytes using the Bytes property isn't supported. You must first upload the document to an Amazon S3 bucket, and then call the operation using the S3Object property.

For Amazon Textract to process an S3 object, the user must have permission to access the S3 object.

Type: Document object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "DocumentMetadata": { "Pages": number }, "ExpenseDocuments": [ { "ExpenseIndex": number, "LineItemGroups": [ { "LineItemGroupIndex": number, "LineItems": [ { "LineItemExpenseFields": [ { "LabelDetection": { "Confidence": number, "Geometry": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Polygon": [ { "X": number, "Y": number } ] }, "Text": "string" }, "PageNumber": number, "Type": { "Confidence": number, "Text": "string" }, "ValueDetection": { "Confidence": number, "Geometry": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Polygon": [ { "X": number, "Y": number } ] }, "Text": "string" } } ] } ] } ], "SummaryFields": [ { "LabelDetection": { "Confidence": number, "Geometry": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Polygon": [ { "X": number, "Y": number } ] }, "Text": "string" }, "PageNumber": number, "Type": { "Confidence": number, "Text": "string" }, "ValueDetection": { "Confidence": number, "Geometry": { "BoundingBox": { "Height": number, "Left": number, "Top": number, "Width": number }, "Polygon": [ { "X": number, "Y": number } ] }, "Text": "string" } } ] } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Information about the input document.

Type: DocumentMetadata object


The expenses detected by Amazon Textract.

Type: Array of ExpenseDocument objects



You aren't authorized to perform the action. Use the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an authorized user or IAM role to perform the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Textract isn't able to read the document. For more information on the document limits in Amazon Textract, see Hard Limits in Amazon Textract.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The document can't be processed because it's too large. The maximum document size for synchronous operations 10 MB. The maximum document size for asynchronous operations is 500 MB for PDF files.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Textract experienced a service issue. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


An input parameter violated a constraint. For example, in synchronous operations, an InvalidParameterException exception occurs when neither of the S3Object or Bytes values are supplied in the Document request parameter. Validate your parameter before calling the API operation again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Textract is unable to access the S3 object that's specified in the request. for more information, Configure Access to Amazon S3 For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Amazon S3

HTTP Status Code: 400


The number of requests exceeded your throughput limit. If you want to increase this limit, contact Amazon Textract.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Textract is temporarily unable to process the request. Try your call again.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The format of the input document isn't supported. Documents for synchronous operations can be in PNG or JPEG format. Documents for asynchronous operations can also be in PDF format.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: