Flattens content of XML element(s) into feature attributes.

This transformer provides a quick and easy way to output any content or attributes of an XML element as feature attributes by specifying the element name or path. Optionally, the XML attributes from the ancestors of the specified elements can be fetched as FME attributes as well.

The XMLFlattener does not currently support multiple matches, so for generation of multiple features from the source XML, please use the XMLFragmenter.


Input Ports

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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