Routes input features to different output ports based on their original feature type. This transformer is especially useful when you have combined several input features for a particular operation (for example, a Clipper) but want to filter them afterwards in order to route them differently.

Usage Notes

  • You can dynamically create new destination feature types that connect to each output port created by the FeatureTypeFilter. In the FME Workbench canvas, right-click on the FeatureTypeFilter transformer and select Auto Connect. For more information, see Auto Connect to Destination Feature Types in the FME Workbench help.
  • Output feature order may be controlled with the Advanced > Preserve Feature Order parameter.


Output Ports

An output port is created for every connected feature type specified in the Feature Type Names parameter.


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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