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ArcPy or FME for adding history to an object?

I have a very specific problem and I'm looking for a solution for it. I need to add some sort of history to an object. The history will be stored like this: begin_date end_date previous_id Suppose ...
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FME Feature Provenance after a Group By

After running features through a transformer that does uses a Group By, is there a simple way to determine which destination features came from which source features? The best I could come up with is ...
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ArcGIS Surface Length Tool equivalent in FME

I am trying to calculate the 3D length of a line. I currently have a rather complex and cumbersome model built in ArcGIS Model Builder that uses a tool called "Surface Length". I was wondering if ...
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Who uses FME Python extension and how?

I saw a great interface to FME with Python What you guys are doing with it? I want ideas.
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Data ETL workflow optimization

I have a legacy workflow that I would like to optimize and automate (at least partially). The current workflow goes like this. I receive a MS Access .mdb file containing a single table. This table ...
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FME - Possible to return a value from workspace?

I'm calling my workspace from the command line (either via Python or .NET to a system/os call). I'm parsing DWGs and pushing attributes to SQL Server in the workspace. Either the data validates in the ...
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What's an efficient way of detecting road junctions on a map?

I may receive maps from any source for my project, and for the C++ algorithm I'm making, it's imperative for the algorithm to know where road junctions (nodes where more than two road segments meet) ...
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FME - Is it possible to add custom command line input arguments to a workspace?

I have a workspace whose command line call is like so: fme.exe DwgImporter.fmw --SourceDataset_ACAD Z:\FME\Data\DWGs\*.dwg --DestDataset_MSSQL_ADO IHS_TPW ...
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FME - How to convert string represenation of date to a date format that SQL Server will accept?

I have dates in the form of 07-28-2010 I am extracting from DWG filenames. I need to push these to a DateTime formatted table in non-spatial SQL Server 2008. SQL Server doesn't like them as strings ...
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Anyone used Informatica Powercenter and FME together?

FME apparently integrates with Informatica Powercenter. I use Informatica quite a bit to move data around, push and pull to ArcSDE, and to slurp mass quantities of XML into SQL Server. I'm ...