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Parse bank and credit card statements.

For English USD only (currently at least).

See the Parsers section below for the available parsers.

DISCLAIMER: I don't necessarily have sufficient data for all of the contained parsers to cover edge cases. See the Development section for how to contribute.


Install from the statement-parser npm package.

npm i statement-parser

Currently tested on Node.js versions 12.x and 14.x in combination with the latest macOS, Ubuntu, and Windows.


The high level most useful api function is the asynchronous parsePdfs function. Simply pass in an array that has details for each PDF file you wish to parse. Note that there is no synchronous alternative.

import {parsePdfs, ParserType} from 'statement-parser';

        parserInput: {
            filePath: 'files/downloads/myPdf.pdf',
        type: ParserType.ChasePrimeVisaCredit,
]).then((results) => console.log(results));

parsePdfs accepts an array of StatementPdf objects. Thus, each element in the array should look like the following:

import {ParserType, StatementPdf} from 'statement-parser';

const myPdfToParse: StatementPdf = {
    parserInput: {
         * This is the only necessary parserInput property. For more examples of parserInput (such
         * as parserOptions), see the Examples section in the README.
        filePath: 'my/file/path.pdf',
     * Any ParserType can be assigned to the "type" property. See the Parsers section in the README
     * for more information.
    type: ParserType.CitiCostcoVisaCredit,

For more examples see the Examples section.


Currently built parsers are the following:

  • ParserType.ChasePrimeVisaCredit: for credit card statements from Chase for the Amazon Prime Visa credit card.
  • ParserType.CitiCostcoVisaCredit: for credit card statements from Citi for the Costco Visa credit card.
  • ParserType.UsaaBank: for checking and savings account statements with USAA.
  • ParserType.UsaaVisaCredit: for Visa credit card statements from USAA.
  • ParserType.Paypal: for statements from PayPal.

Simply import ParserType to use these keys, as shown below and in the other Examples in this README:

import {ParserType} from 'statement-parser';

// possible ParserType keys


  • There are extra parser inputs:

    import {parsePdfs, ParserType} from 'statement-parser';
            parserInput: {
                /** FilePath is always required. What would the parser do without it? */
                filePath: 'my/paypal/file.pdf',
                 * Optional name property to help identify the pdf if any errors occur. (By default file
                 * paths will be used in errors so this is only for human readability if desired.)
                name: 'pdf with all options',
                 * Optional debug property to see LOTS of output which shows the internal state machine
                 * progressing over each line of the file.
                debug: true,
                 * Optional input that provides additional parser configuration. Each parser type has
                 * slightly different parser options.
                parserOptions: {
                    /** Every parser includes this option. See Year prefix section in the README for details. */
                    yearPrefix: 19,
            /** Type is always required. Without it, the package doesn't know which parser to use. */
            type: ParserType.Paypal,
            parserInput: {
                filePath: 'my/chase-prime-visa-credit/file.pdf',
                parserOptions: {
                     * Example of an extra ParserType specific option that will change the parsing
                     * behavior. This option is not valid for any of the other parser types except for
                     * the ParserType.ChasePrimeVisaCredit parser.
                    includeMultiLineDescriptions: true,
            type: ParserType.ChasePrimeVisaCredit,
    ]).then((result) => console.log(result));
  • If you're less familiar with asynchronous programming, here's a good way (but not the only way) to deal with that:

    import {parsePdfs, ParserType} from 'statement-parser';
    async function main() {
        const results = await parsePdfs([
                parserInput: {
                    filePath: 'my/paypal/file.pdf',
                type: ParserType.Paypal,
        // do something with the result
        return results;
    if (require.main === module) {
        main().catch((error) => {
  • Parsing files can be done directly with a single parser:

    import {parsers, ParserType} from 'statement-parser';
    const parser = parsers[ParserType.Paypal];
    parser.parsePdf({filePath: 'my/paypal/file.pdf'}).then((result) => console.log(result));
  • With a single parser you can parse text lines directly (if somehow that's how your statements are stored), rather than using a PDF file:

    import {parsers, ParserType} from 'statement-parser';
    const parser = parsers[ParserType.Paypal];
    parser.parseText({textLines: ['text here', 'line 2 here', 'line 3', 'etc.']});

Year prefix

You don't even need to think about this option unless you're parsing statements from the 1900s or this package is somehow relevant still in the year 2100.

Year prefix is an optional parser option. Many statements only include an abbreviated year (like 09 or 16). As such, the first two digits of the full year, or "year prefix" must be assumed. This value defaults to 20. Thus, any statements getting parsed from the year 2000 to the year 2099 (inclusive) don't need to set this option.


Contributions are welcome! This can take the form of one of the following:

Each change must be accompanied by a new test to make sure that what you add does not get broken.

Be extra careful to not commit any bank information along with your changes. Do not commit actual statement PDFs to the repo. See the sanitizing pdfs section for steps on how to create sanitized, testable versions of statement PDFs that can be committed to the repo.

Fixing current parsers

If you're encountering errors when parsing one of your statement PDFs (when hooked up to the correct ParserType for course), an already implemented parser may need fixing. This can be done through one of the following:

  • add a new parser option to handle an edge case
  • fix parser code to not fail in the first place

Make sure to add a sanitized file test (see sanitizing pdfs) and run tests (see testing) before committing.

Creating a new parser

If you find that your statement PDF is coming from a bank or credit card that this package does even have a parser for yet, you can add that parser! See example-parser.ts for a good starting point.

General bug fixes

  1. Add a test that fails because of the bug. See Adding tests for details.
  2. Verify that the test fails before fixing the bug.
  3. Commit the new test.
  4. Fix the bug.
  5. Verify that your test from step 2 now passes and all other tests still pass. See Running tests for details.
  6. Commit, push, open a PR!

Sanitizing PDFs

  1. Run npm run sanitize with the relevant arguments.
    • For argument help run the following: npm run sanitize -- --help
  2. Extra super quadruple check that the sanitized .json file does not contain any confidential information in it, such as names of people or businesses, exact transaction amounts, actual dates, etc.
    • If there is confidential information, please open a bug or fix the bug.
  3. Run tests. (See Running tests for details.)
  4. Verify that your sanitized .json file has been added to the appropriate parser folder in files/sample-files/sanitized.
  5. Commit away!


Running tests

  • to run all TypeScript tests (usually all you need): npm test
  • to test a specific file: npm run test:file path/to/file.ts
    • example: npm run test:file repo-paths.ts
  • to run all repository tests (this is what runs in GitHub Actions): npm run test:full

Adding tests

  1. If it does not exist already, add a new X.test.ts file next to the file that contains the function to be tested, where X is the name of the file to be tested.
  2. If it does not exist already, add a new testGroup() call (imported from test-vir) for the function that will be tested.
  3. Add new runTest calls for the tests you want to add.

See other test files for examples, such as array.test.ts.