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Is there some sort of trick (apart from saving a project and running a windows task to initiate it) within FME to set a clock as a tranformer to count to 1hour before starting the next transformer? I basically want a count time timer workbench transformer to wait 1 hour before starting the next one.

  • Can I ask why you need this functionality? – Fezter Dec 17 '15 at 1:51
  • I was processing data in arcgis and wanted to process the same data further with an fme transformer but with a 1 hour time lag - basically to avoid conflicts ie both processes trying to work with the same data. – Robert Buckley Dec 17 '15 at 7:46
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There is a user custom transformer on FME hub called WorkspacePauser that does exactly what you need. Just set the timer to 3600 seconds. It works with FME 2017 and above.

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There is a Decelerator Transformer, but I'm unsure of the maximum amount of time you can pause a function--it is measured out in seconds.

If you are using the .bat code created in fme, you could modify it to add a pause between workflows. Again, measured in seconds.

Pausing for an hour between transformers seems excessive--how many transformers do you have to iterate through?

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I like the Decelerator Transformer option that @MaryBeth suggested. It's probably the most straight-forward.

Another option, would be the Python Caller Transformer and incorporate the sleep function in the time module. Something like this:

import time
time.sleep(3600)

You can read about the time module here.

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If you only want to make sure, that the current workspace has finished writing, I would suggest to use the Shutdown Python Script. You additionally can access several FME variables (for example if the workbench finished successfully or not).

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