Update fields in a database table based on the condition specified.

The DatabaseUpdater uses FME Writers to perform updates on tables. Each DatabaseUpdater may have its own database connection, potentially not shared with other writers and transformers. If it is necessary to share a single connection or to change options on the writer that are not available in the DatabaseUpdater, use a writer directly instead.

Updates to geometry columns are supported if the corresponding writer supports the geometry.

Note: If geometry features are null, updates may produce inconsistent results. Some writers do not update null geometry, and others update null geometries to a value of null.

See the FME Readers and Writers help for more information on how writers will respond to updating existing rows.

Unlike FME Writers, fme_db_operation and fme_where attributes are not supported on DatabaseUpdater input features.


Input Ports

Output Ports

This transformer has no output ports.


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.

Defining Values

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.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

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