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Accesses the Pinterest social network service to create, edit, download, or delete Pins and Boards or list Pin/Board information from a Pinterest account.

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Typical Uses

  • Manage data on Pinterest by creating, downloading, and deleting Pins and Boards
  • Transfer a Pin's contents into or out of an attribute in FME
  • View downloaded Pinterest data using the Data Inspector
  • Retrieve Pin and Board names, paths, links and other information from Pinterest to use elsewhere in a workspace

How does it work?

The PinterestConnector uses your Pinterest account credentials (either via a previously defined FME web connection, or by setting up a new FME web connection right from the transformer) to access the social network.

Depending on your choice of actions, it will create, edit or download Pins, Boards, and features; list information from the service; or delete items from the service. On create and edit, link attributes can be added to the output features. On List and Download actions, links and Pin/Board information are added as attributes.

Usage Notes

  • This transformer can only create a Pin using .png, .jpg, or.gif images.


Input Ports

Output Ports


The remaining parameters available depend on the value of the Request > Pinterest Action parameter. Parameters for each Pinterest Action are detailed below.

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.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.


Processing Behavior


Feature Holding


Dependencies Pinterest account
FME Licensing Level FME Professional Edition and above
History Released FME 2018.0



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