Most transformers contain a common set of buttons, dialogs, and parameters. These topics provide some background.
Transformer Gallery and Related Transformers
Quick Add is the easiest way to add transformers, readers, and writers to the workspace. Click on a blank area on the workspace canvas and press a key on the keyboard. When you press a key (for example, a), a dialog appears on the canvas that contains a list of transformers whose names begin with a number or the letter a.
The Quick Add function also contains a summary help pane to assist with transformer location.
Every transformer contains at least one parameter: the Transformer Name. Most transformers also have additional parameters that you can change to suit your workspace.