How can I set the output feature type name so that it consists of a constant part and a variable part, such as "Circle_205", where the number part could be different each time?

When using a fanout, this is easy to set, but without a fanout, I do not know how to do this, unfortunately.

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    Is there any reason you can't use a fanout? Sep 17, 2012 at 15:53
  • Good question! No, there is not any special reason for that, but I was wondering how to do this without using fanout.
    – Z77
    Sep 18, 2012 at 8:04
  • But how to set prefix or suffix fanout to an attribute value? I tried @Value(att_name) but it is not correct!
    – Z77
    Sep 19, 2012 at 7:15
  • Did you see my second link?
    – blah238
    Sep 19, 2012 at 7:22
  • Yes, i tried, but it is different with FME2012 ?!:(
    – Z77
    Sep 19, 2012 at 7:23

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You probably want to use a dynamic schema on your writer, e.g. set the feature type name to the attribute you create, for example, by concatenating the constant with the variable part.

This post on the FME Evangelist blog should get you going: FME Evangelist: The Dynamic Duo

  • I have a dynamic feature name but how do I then remove the name so it does not show up in the output table as rows? Jan 23, 2018 at 13:32
  • Hi @blah238, just to inform you. the links are dead by now
    – saQuist
    Oct 4, 2022 at 12:21

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