Writes features to any FME-supported writer. The FeatureWriter can be used instead of a conventional FME writer. Using the FeatureWriter allows post-processing of writer results, such as outputting a report based on the success or failure of the writer.

Input Ports

Any number of input ports can be created either by connecting to the Connect Input port or by editing the transformer properties and manually adding new inputs. Each input port corresponds to one output feature type for the selected Writer.

Output Ports

The number of output ports depends on how the Output Ports parameter section is configured.


Group Processing


Select the Writer format, dataset and coordinate system, including any writer-specific parameters. For details on these parameters, see the documentation for the specific writer in the FME Desktop Readers/Writers help.

Feature Types

Summary Port - Output Attribute Names

Output Ports

  • None: No additional output ports will be created.
  • One per Feature Type: An output port will be created for each input port.
  • Specified: An output port will be created for each of the selected input ports.

All output features are cached until all of the writing is finished, then the features are output through their respective 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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