FME Workbench, the primary authoring application of FME, creates files that define all of the components of a translation including Readers, Writers, and Transformers, in a single file called a workspace. This workspace contains all the information needed to run a translation and also contains all of the connections between these components. Workspace files have an .fmw extension.
When the workspace is created or edited, the structure (schema) of the source and destination is graphically portrayed in FME Workbench. Workbench offers a rich set of tools such as: running, debugging, organizing, and managing workspaces.
Each workspace has file information, properties for the workspaces, and properties for each component of a workspace, that may be useful to read and process. In particular, statistics about which readers, writers or transformers are in use, or the properties of the translation being run may be useful to read.
The reader reads one or more input .fmw files and passes on features for further processing and analysis in the workspace.
The FMW reader uses a set of fixed feature types to produce FME features for both giving summary statistics and general information about what the workspace contains.
- Specify Reader Format (FME Workspace) and Dataset (.fmw file or folder that contains .fmw files).
- Click OK.
The reader generates feature types based on: Readers, Writers, Transformers, Feature Types, Bookmarks, Breakpoints, Comments, and Attribute Lists.
Note: The reader does not handle any information about custom (embedded or linked) transformers.