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The Resources page provides a convenient way to store and access the following:

  • FME Server backup files.
  • HTML reports generated for Dashboards.
  • Data files that can be shared between different workspaces that are run from FME Server, regardless of repository.
  • FME Engine Resources, including custom formats, custom transformers, custom coordinate systems, and custom Java and Python modules, that can be shared between different workspaces that are run from FME Server.
  • FME Server log files.
  • Connections to your own network resources and Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 buckets.
  • Temporary files created by FME Server.

Tip: You can access Resources from workspaces with the FMEServerResourceConnector transformer.

Navigating Resource Folders

Click on a folder to open it.

To return to a higher-level folder or the Resources landing page (Home), use the breadcrumb at the top.

To order the view of files or folders by Name, Size, or Date, click on the respective column name. To change the order from ascending to descending (or vice versa), click again.

Performing Tasks Inside Resource Folders and Files

To perform various tasks, use the menu bar, or right-click on a file or folder.

Uploading Files and Folders

Note: Uploading folders is supported only on Google Chrome.

  1. (Optional) To overwrite existing files with the same names as those being uploaded, select Overwrite Existing Files.
  2. Select Upload and specify whether to upload an entire folder, or specific files. Alternatively, drag and drop a file or folder onto the page.

When uploading files or a folder, keep in mind the following:

  • FME Engine Resources, such as custom formats, custom transformers, and custom coordinate systems, must be uploaded to the applicable subfolder under Engine in order for workspaces to use them. For example, a custom format must be uploaded to the Engine > Formats folder.
  • Note: If custom coordinate system files are uploaded to any of the applicable Engine subfolders, the FME Server Engines service must be restarted before they can be used in a workspace. These include the CoordinateSystemExceptions, CoordinateSystemGridOverrides, CoordinateSystems, and CsmapTransformationExceptions subfolders.

  • Upload custom Java modules to the Engine > Plugins > Java folder. Upload custom Python modules to the folder under Engine > Plugins > python that corresponds to the Python release compatible with the module (for example, python27). For more information, see Using Additional Python Modules.
  • When uploading linked custom transformers, any references to Database Connections or Web Connections are not uploaded. These must be added separately.

Managing Uploads

To manage uploads of files that are completed or in process, click Uploads. (This button does not appear on the Resources page until you have initiated at least one upload.)

  • Cancel: Cancels uploading of any selected items that are not completed.
  • Cancel All: Cancels uploading of all remaining items that are not completed.
  • Remove: Removes the selected items from the upload view.
  • Note: This action does not remove the items from Resources.

  • Clear Completed: Removes all items whose status is Completed from the upload view.
  • Note: This action does not remove the items from Resources.

Other Tasks

  • New Folder: Create sub-folders.
  • Download: Download files and folders.
  • Delete: Delete files and folders.
  • Copy: Copy files and folders.
  • Move: Move files and folders.
  • View File:Select one or more files to preview, or double-click a file. From the File Preview window, you can:
    • Refresh, Download, or Delete the current file.
    • Find strings in the current file (text-based files only).

    Note: When viewing FME Server log files, times display in your local time zone. However, downloaded FME Server log files display times in the time zone of the FME Server that produced the log.

  • Search : Search for files in a folder.
  • Properties (right-click only): Displays the system path of a file or folder as a macro that can be copied and used in an FME Desktop workspace.

Creating and Managing Your Own Resource Connections

You can create and manage connections to your own network resources and Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 buckets. For more information, see Creating and Managing Resource Connections.

Performing Tasks on Top-Level Resources

Sharing Resources

To share a resource, click the Share with Others icon. Through sharing, you can grant levels of permissions on an item to other users. You can share an item if you own it, or if you are a user with Manage Security permissions, such as an administrator. For more information about sharing and ownership, see Role-Based and User-Based Access Control.

Troubleshooting Resources

See fmesharedresource.log.