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How can you refresh the user attributes in a workspace?

I have a FME workspace that is reading from a MapInfo table, and writing to SQL Server spatial table

The SQL table has had a new field added to it.

I want the new field to appear in the list of user attributes, but I can't see any "refresh" options. I can't believe it's a case of deleting the existing SQL writer and adding a new one

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You want Writers (or Readers) > Update Feature Type from the menubar - though re-importing the table and deleting the existing one will work just as well.

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You can either set 'Table Definition' to 'Automatic' when adding your writer...

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...or set this behaviour under 'User Attributes' tab in the Feature Type Properties (double click writer).

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  • Doesn't show the new field from the SQL table. I did get it to work by setting the table definition to "Import from Dataset" and then selecting the target table – SteveC Jul 4 '16 at 15:49

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