FME parameters reference a specific FME system setting. Obtaining a value from an FME parameter is often easier than having to define a value at run-time.
FME parameters have various uses, including:
- Paths or folders might be used as a means to define the location of a file to be read during the translation; for example you might set an AttributeFileReader transformer to read a file from
- Other parameters might be used to control the action of a workspace, or direct features to different parts of a workspace in order to process them differently. For example,
FME_BUILD_NUMcould be checked to ensure the FME engine running the workspace is sufficiently new; this could be of particular interest on FME Server where multiple engines might each be a different build number.
FME parameters are listed in the table below:
|FME_BUILD_DATE||The date the installation running the translation was built.|
|FME_BUILD_NUM||Contains the build number of the FME engine that is executing the workspace.|
|FME_HOME||Expands to the folder where the FME executable resides. It includes a trailing slash, independent of the platform.|
|FME_HOME_UNIX||Similar to FME_HOME, but in UNIX format|
|FME_MF_DIR||Contains the name of the folder in which the current workspace resides.|
|FME_MF_NAME||Name of the mapping file used for the translation.|
|FME_PRODUCT_NAME||Name of this FME Desktop product release.|