Accesses SharePoint Online to upload, download, or delete files and folders or list file/folder information.

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Typical Uses

  • Manage files on SharePoint Online by uploading, downloading, and deleting files and folders.
  • Transfer a file's contents (such as XML or raster) into or out of an attribute in FME.
  • Retrieve file and folder names, paths, links and other information from SharePoint Online to use elsewhere in a workspace.

How does it work?

The SharePointOnlineConnector uses your SharePoint Online account credentials (either via a previously defined FME web connection, or by setting up a new FME web connection right from the transformer) to access the file storage service.

Depending on your choice of actions, it will upload or download files, folders, and attributes; list information from the service; or delete items from the service. On Upload and List actions, links and file/folder information are added to the output features as attributes.


The SharePointOnlineConnector uses an oauth web service defined FME web connection. It is recommended to create a new web connection using the Microsoft SharePoint Online ( web service. It is also recommended to replace the included FME app client with your own defined oauth application by updating the client id and secret in SharePoint Online (

SharePoint supports only work or school Microsoft accounts.

Usage Notes

  • This transformer cannot be used to directly move or copy files between different SharePoint Online locations. However, multiple SharePointOnlineConnectors can be used to accomplish this, by downloading files/folders and re-uploading them to a new location.
  • The FeatureReader can access SharePoint Online directly, without using the SharePointOnlineConnector. In this case, a permanent local copy of the data will not be created.


Input Ports

Output Ports


The remaining parameters available depend on the value of the Request > Action parameter. Parameters for each Action are detailed below.

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.




Feature Holding


Dependencies SharePoint Online Account
History Released FME 2019.0

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