Adds an attribute containing the original feature type of a feature.

Usage Notes

The feature may have lost its original feature type if it was already processed through a transformer that does not preserve attributes (and you did not Group By that feature type). In this case, the attribute added will have an empty string as its value.

Exposing the fme_feature_type attribute on the original source feature type may be an easier and more reliable way to work with feature types:

  • Click the parameters button on the original feature type.
  • Select the Format Attributes tab.
  • Enable the checkbox beside fme_feature_type attribute.
  • Click OK to apply the change and close the dialog.



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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