Detects duplicate features based on the value of one or more key attributes.
This transformer outputs to the Duplicate port any feature whose key attribute value is the same as one previously encountered. Any feature whose key value has not yet appeared is output via the Unique port.
The first feature with a unique key value is output via the Unique port – and subsequent features that have the same key value are output via the Duplicate port.
Specify one or more attributes to use for the key attribute. If more than one attribute is specified, the collective value of those attributes forms the key.
Specifies if the current feature should be compared against all previous features, or if it should only be compared against the feature that is immediately before it. If the input data is ordered so that all duplicates are grouped together, set this value to Yes for increased performance.
This is a more specific type of operation than that provided by the Matcher, which can match on multiple attributes as well as geometry. For such situations, this transformer is dramatically more efficient than the Matcher.
Editing Transformer Parameters
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Associated FME function or factory: TestFactory, @GlobalVariable
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