Converts a set of input date/time attributes from one format to another, in place. The input can contain a date, a time (with or without UTC offset), a datetime (with or without UTC offset), or a Unix epoch time.
DateTimeConverter can be used to convert date/time values into Standard FME Date/Time Format, and convert standard FME date/time values in a destination format.
How does it work?
This transformer accepts any feature.
Selected attributes on the input features will be converted from the Input Format to the Output Format.
Select one or more attributes that contain date/time values.
If set to Yes, overflow date/time parts such as leap seconds will be rolled forward. For example, 2017-02-29 would be repaired into 2017-03-01. If set to No, input containing overflow date/time parts will be rejected. For details, please see "repair" mode in @DateTimeParse() documentation.
If this parameter is No, any attributes specified in Datetime Attributes that are null, missing or have an empty value will result in the feature being rejected. If this parameter is Yes, then any null, missing, or empty attributes will be left unchanged and will not cause the feature to be rejected.
Note: Input Format and Output Format presets can be used for date/time validation. For example, by setting both input and output format strings to "FME", non-FME datetime values will be rejected by DateTimeConverter. Repair Overflow allows leap seconds and other overflow parts to be rolled forward.
The Preview pane shows either sample input and output for the given Input/Output Format strings, or an error message on why the conversion would fail. When Input Data is not specified, sample input is generated from the current timestamp.
Note: The preview feature does not work when the Input Format or the Output Format field is specified from an attribute.
A date/time value. The Preview pane is updated as the Input Data value is entered. When Input Data is unspecified, the current timestamp is used as the default value for Input Data.
A brief documentation of all the supported format flags for Input Format and Output Format.
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.
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.
Using the Text Editor
The Text Editor provides a convenient way to construct text strings (including regular expressions) from various data sources, such as attributes, parameters, and constants, where the result is used directly inside a parameter.
Using the Arithmetic Editor
The Arithmetic Editor provides a convenient way to construct math expressions from various data sources, such as attributes, parameters, and feature functions, where the result is used directly inside a parameter.
Set values depending on one or more test conditions that either pass or fail.
Expressions and strings can include a number of functions, characters, parameters, and more - whether entered directly in a parameter or constructed using one of the editors.
|These functions manipulate and format strings.|
|A set of control characters is available in the Text Editor.|
|Math functions are available in both editors.|
|These operators are available in the Arithmetic Editor.|
|These return primarily feature-specific values.|
|FME and workspace-specific parameters may be used.|
|Working with User Parameters||Create your own editable parameters.|
|FME Licensing Level||FME Base Edition and above|
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