FME templates can include source datasets within the file. Both a workspace example and the data required to run the workspace can be bundled together.
Templates have the file extension .fmwt.
There are several advantages to using templates in Workbench:
- Wrapping up source data and workspace inside a single file makes it very easy to provide a set of related files to another user.
- When a series of workspaces use the same source or destination data, a template allows you to duplicate Readers and Writers without having to recreate the workspace each time.
- Templates are a great way to store a set of processing tasks for re-use. You can create a workspace from the template and add your own readers and writers.