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Update fields in a database table based on the condition specified.

Input Ports

Output Ports

This transformer has no output ports.


Database To Update


Match On

Columns to Update

Usage Notes

The DatabaseUpdater uses FME Writers to perform updates on tables. Each DatabaseUpdater may have its own database connection, potentially not shared with other writers and transformers. If it is necessary to share a single connection or to change options on the writer that are not available in the DatabaseUpdater, use a writer directly instead.

Updates to geometry columns are supported if the corresponding writer supports the geometry.

Note: If geometry features are null, updates may produce inconsistent results. Some writers do not update null geometry, and others update null geometries to a value of null.

See the FME Readers and Writers help for more information on how writers will respond to updating existing rows.

Unlike FME Writers, fme_db_operation and fme_where attributes are not supported on DatabaseUpdater input features.

Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

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Technical History

Associated FME function or factory: DatabaseUpdaterFactory