Is there a way in FME to process only, say, 100 records in a dataset? While developing a workspace I often have to iterate until I get it right. If the source dataset is large it's a waste of time to watch it process the whole thing just to do it again after tweaking a setting.

I'm thinking of something like using the counter transformer and a test, but that would still (partially) process all of the input data.

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In your Navigator Window where your Reader is shown scroll down to Parameters your will find Features to Read.

Set Max Features to Read to 100.

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    Sweet! I generally ignore the Navigator window. I guess I'll have to dig into it a bit.
    – marcp
    Jun 9, 2016 at 17:22

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