Sends raw data to the specified host, which may be another FME workspace running in a different process, (located on the same machine or on a different machine), or any client application that communicates over TCP/IP.

To transport data from one FME process to another: use the TCPIPSender transformer in the source FME workspace to send data to a TCPIPReceiver transformer in the receiving FME workspace.

Note: Can be used in conjunction with TCPIPReceiver.

Input Ports

Output Ports

This transformer has no output ports.


Usage Notes

To set up a data stream between two FME workspaces using the TCPIPReceiver and TCPIPSender transformers:

  • One workspace is the designated "establisher" of the transport stream. If there are multiple transport streams between workspaces, one workspace must be the establisher of all the streams, and the other will connect to those transport streams. This is regardless of whether the individual transporters are sending or receiving data.
  • The establishing workspace must be started before the workspace that is connecting. A TCPIPReceiver/TCPIPSender cannot successfully connect to a transport stream that is not already established.
  • For each transport channel, there must be a different port that is used for each server machine.

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.


FME Licensing Level

FME Professional edition and above

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