Saves a copy of all the features that enter to a disk file. This disk file can later be "played back" in the subsequent workspace by using the Player, or viewed using the FME Data Inspector.
- If the mode is RECORD_PASS_THROUGH, the transformer will record each feature it receives and immediately pass it through to the rest of FME for further processing.
- If the mode is RECORD, the transformer will record each feature it receives but wait until the end of translation before it sends all recorded features through to the rest of FME for processing. This method is useful because if one of the features causes the translation to fail, the feature file will be complete and usable, whereas if a failure occurs when using the RECORD_PASS_THROUGH mode, the feature file may not be usable.
Specifies the output .ffs file.
Provides a level of password protection for the created file. Before the file can be read, the password will have to be reentered.
If Yes, a spatial index (.fsi) file is written alongside the output .ffs file. An index allows for efficient spatial queries, such as clipping to a search envelope or finding a specified feature.
Note: If a spatial index is created, Compression Level is ignored, and a non-compressed .ffs file is output to allow for efficient random access.
Indicates how much compression will be applied to the output recording.
Higher numbers mean more compression and smaller output files; and additional CPU is expended to create files.
Note: Compression is best suited for sequential access and is disabled if Create Spatial Index set to Yes to allow for efficient random access for spatial operations.
When this option is set to Yes, schemas will be recorded and stored in the output FFS file. If it is set to No (default), schemas will not be passed along to the output file.
Metadata includes feature types, geometry types, feature count, and extents.
- Yes: Additional metadata will be recorded and stored in the output FFS file.
- No (default): Metadata will not be stored in the output file.
Sets the feature type for the feature inside the FFS file. If no attribute is given, a default feature type is provided.
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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