Reads the contents of a file and stores them as the value for the specified attribute.
This transformer accepts any feature.
All incoming features with an additional new attribute whose value is the contents of a file.
The name of the attribute whose value is to be read from the file. The entire contents of the file are stored in this attribute of the feature.
Name of the file from which data is to be read. The filename can be taken either from the value of an attribute or from a fixed constant name.
Specifies the source file's character encoding. The default encoding is Binary (fme-binary), which is not appropriate for text files.
The most common text encodings are Windows Latin-1 (windows-1252) and Unicode 8-bit (utf-8). If the text contains special characters, choosing the wrong encoding may result in a garbled value being assigned to the Destination Attribute.
Note that if necessary, full pathnames can be created from existing attribute values by using the StringConcatenator to prepend folder names and/or append extensions prior to using this transformer. The resulting attribute can then be used to specify the source file.
Editing Transformer Parameters
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