Stops a translation when it detects detect non-valid situations or input data conditions that should not exist.

When a feature is directed to this transformer, the translation immediately stops and an error message displays. To redirect the Terminator to an Inspector instead of stopping the translation, you can set this option in the Workspace Parameters in the Navigator.

Terminator Redirect

If you are programming or debugging, you would usually disable the connections to the Terminators and then add an Inspector to verify if the features are real errors. In production mode, you have to re-enable these connections and delete the Inspector.

This option allows you to automatically redirect the features that enter the Terminator to a Inspector, without having to modify the workspace. When this option is activated, all the features that enter a Terminator are redirected to an Inspector and the translation continues without stopping. A message is added to the log file to indicate that some features were redirected to an Inspector.



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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