Sometimes when I generate a workspace in fme 2014, the reader and writer get created but not added to the workspace. Can anyone explain why?

  • What FME License Level are you using? – Mapperz Jul 29 '14 at 19:53
  • I have a Evaluation on my mac, but a pro licence at work – Robert Buckley Jul 29 '14 at 20:39
  • What format is your input (Reader?) and Output (Writer) – Mapperz Jul 29 '14 at 20:48
  • I´ve just tried it with a SHP to SHP...nothing else. The writer is created and is appears in the Navigator window but is not in the workspace canvas. I can´t drag and drop it either, and no context menu?? – Robert Buckley Jul 29 '14 at 20:51
  • Cannot re-create this on Window 7 Pro, maybe a bug? – Mapperz Jul 30 '14 at 14:18

The obvious problems (and apologies if these really are too obvious)

  • Your datasets are empty!
  • There is a problem scanning the schema. Check the log window for errors
  • You are trying to read a dataset with the wrong format set (e.g. it is a Shape dataset but the format is set to MapInfo)
  • That part of the canvas is just not in view!

You could try reading the data with the FME Data Inspector, as this would confirm whether there is a problem with the data or not.

Anyway, I've seen this happen, but only on very rare occasions. If the problem persists you should definitely contact the support team.

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