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FME (Feature Manipulation Engine) is an ETL (Extract Transform Load) tool by Safe Software. It reads and writes a wide range of data formats and services. Loaded with tools for manipulation of vector, raster, point cloud data and also non-spatial tabular data and code (XML/JSON).

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Shapefile to PostGIS using FME - Column has M dimension, geometry does not

I'm trying to insert a shapefile into PostGIS using FME but I always get an error saying: ERROR: Column has M dimention but geometry does not CONTEXT: PL/pgSQL function debug.trig_fonc_force_geom_3d() ...
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FME : Value of attribute could not be converted to type 'date'

I am unable to integrate new data into a PostGIS table with FME, I get this error message. Yet, the original data in the Shapefile is already in date type. Some of the values are just 00000000 (when ...
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FME Limit features

I have a FME in which i am using http caller to call an API. This API is returning me more then 10,000 features. FME is running fine. Now i want to do some transformation on few attributes coming from ...
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Frontages, Forcing lines into Polygons [closed]

I am working with a city parcels file that has areas and no frontages. I've got the frontage lines isolated and need to force their lengths into a column in the parcels polygon layer. A good chunk of ...
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Determination of the maximum distance of a 3D polyline from the DEM (raster) [closed]

I have numerous 3D polylines of which I would like to determine the maximum distance (at any point on the line) from a DEM. So far I have implemented 2 possibilities, but they did not prove to be ...
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How put order in multiple raster file in RasterMosaic in FME? [closed]

I have couple of raster files which I want to mosaic in a specific order. How I can do that?
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Convert shapefile to DWG with FME keeping all the attributes from shapefile

I have a shapefile that I want to convert to a DWG file. I want to be able to see all the information (of attribute table) shapefile to the layer properties on AutoCAD. I have tried many things but ...
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Changing ECW output colour for no input value areas

I am attempting to convert a mosaic geodatabase raster to ECW using FME, but get black image output around the edge where there is no input value. How do I change this from black?
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FME: how to replace a character at a specific index?

Suppose I've a string foo, How can I change the 3rd character (identified by its index) ? The Ruby equivalent would be # Define the variable string and assign the value 'bar' string = 'foo' #=&...
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Using FME to compare multiple polygons (AreaOnAreaOverlayer)

I would like to use FME to compare multiple polygons from a geodatabase. Namely, I would like to know where the polygons overlap, export this overlap area as a shapefile, and have the attributes of ...
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FME Desktop - json Extractor Transformer Error

I have a workbench which takes a JSON file and uses the following transformers to parse the data: JSONFragmenter, JSON Extractor and a vertex creator. I am getting warning errors in my translation log ...
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FME Desktop - Combining two weighted fields into one

I have two feature classes that I have spatially joined using the spatial relator. There are two city fields in this new feature. For the sake of the example, we can refer to them as Cities A and ...
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FME Oracle SDE Invalid column definition

I am using FME on daily basis working with sde feature classes. Sometime I am receiving data with more then hundred columns and when working I receive the following error. The error number from Arc ...
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ArcGIS Online feature class error accessing from FME

I have a survey123 application. I am trying to connect the feature class connected with this application in ArcGIS Online to my local database. For this I am using FME Workbench. I have previously ...
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Populate Elevation Data in GPX using FME

New to FME, and I have now spent more time than I would like to admit on this and need some pointers. I have a GPX file that was made from a Shapefile. It has no elevation data. I have the Terrain50 ...
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How to duplicate/clone an feature X times in FME?

I want to clone two datasets in FME 2020. The number of copies shall be the number of features from the other dataset. The number of features from both input datasets changes every time. So how can I ...
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Automate publishing to Map Server

I recently been using FME to publish feature layers but have now had to move to map image layers because of the issue around grouping limitations with feature layers. I am now trying to work out how ...
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FME - Get parts of lines within polygons and transfer polygon ID to lines in result

I've got a set of polygons (my investigation areas - identified by IDs) and a set of lines that intersect these polygons. My task is to only get the lines within the polygons and give them the ...
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Replacing Null attribute with the value of the nearest feature

I have several polygons with "Null" values that I would like to give them the "Name' of their nearest polygonal feature. As you see in the photo, the light green polygon is actually a ...
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Split Line by Point (Point-On-Line-Overlayer) for multiple Points

I am using FME transformer PointOnLineOverlayer to split a line (formed by Road Elements) by Point (Traffic Sign), to do some further processing on split lines. In case there is more than one point on ...
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How to convert 3D tiles files toward i3S format?

My goal is to test and compare the performance of 3D tiles VS i3S in : storing large volumes of data (volumetry). displaying (data display time) I have currently 2 larges 3Dtiles files. For ...
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Removing lines that do not provide connectivity using FME

I have two datasets one for lines and another for polygons, the lines data that contains lots of small line segments that are not needed. I would like to delete the lines only if they are not ...
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Changing Annotation Layer styles in a geodatabase

I have a workflow, using FME, that outputs an annotation layer in a file geodatabase. At first I create some pre-defined Annotation Classes in an empty geodatabase that will be used to style Water and ...
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FME SherbandGeneralizer - estimate time for “Optimizing Memory usage”

I have a workspace with a pointcloud of 240.000.000 points as input, goal is generalized countour lines, that do not intersect each other. The workspace mainly consists of (cp. screenshot) ...
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Build list attribute by compressing existing one in FME

I currently have an attribute table that is exploded - attribute A is repeated for each unique value of attribute B. But I want to "compress" attribute A and change attribute B to a list - ...
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Build lookup table from multiple input attributes

In FME, how could I build a lookup table with multiple input attributes, such as the one presented here: https://community.safe.com/s/article/advanced-schema-mapping-schemamapper which looks like: ...
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FME Server is not able to connect to ESRI enterprise geodatabase and shows no error

I have an environment with a FME Server 2018.1.2 Build 18590 and ArcGIS Server 10.6.1. It has been running 2 pretty similar workspaces with no problem (A and B). The ArcGIS server was upgraded to 10.7....
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Problem running shell command with PyQGIS

I am building a QGIS plugin with Python (3.7) that is supposed to run a shell command. This command launches an FME Script with some parameters os.system("fme D:\script.fmw --param1 D:\file.txt --...
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Expose the Coordinate System Parameters in FME

I would like to take fields in the Coordinate System Properties. (Data Inspector) to use as user attributes.
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FME 2019: Generate a new PK based on a concatenation of a string and a three digit increment

I'm transforming a number of geographic tables from one MCD to another, so I'm using FME (I'm new to FME). I can map 80% of my fields with out any problem (MCD_A.fld_1 = MCD_B.fld_1) but in the in the ...
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FME list index number as attribute value

I have created list which has same road name but several separated segment. These has sorted using length of road lines (ListSorter). The list index inside () shows length order which road segment has ...
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Stopping FME TINGenerator processing unwanted nodes

I run an FME workbench quite often to convert .xyz point clouds to a LandXML TIN surface. I'm wondering if it is possible to stop the TINGenerator tool from processing the TINEdges, Triangles, and ...
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FME dynamic filename

With FME Desktop I'd like to write a text file with a dynamic filename, consisting of the date of today and a guid. I know how to create both parameters (date and guid), but I don't understand how to ...
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FME: Coordinates with a buffer - how to merge / dissolve points that overlap other buffers?

I'm trying to process some spatial query in FME. I have a dataset of cities with coordinate pairs and around these coordinates a buffer of 2 km. This results in multiple overlaps. I'd like to dissolve ...
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Read date of file creation from within a zip file using FME

I have a simple process that downloads a file from an FTP site and unzips the contents to a folder. Unfortunately the date of the file once unzipped is recorded as the date when the fmw was run but I ...
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Copying feature datasets weekly from EGDB to EGDB (geometric networks included)

I've been trying find a way to copy a few select feature datasets from our main production Enterprise geodatabase environment to a second Enterprise geodatabase. These datasets include geometric ...
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Remove duplicate values in an attribute using regex and fme

I have an FME process that is duplicating some values in an attribute. When I try to use regex in FME to clean it up it is deleting the separator (see screengrab below). Any ideas on how I can change ...
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Create Published Parameter as a Transformer Output

Using FME 2017 Desktop with ArcGIS 10.2.1 & Oracle 12c. I am filtering features using a WHERE clause which has a LAST_RUN_DATE being read from a control table. I am using a SDE reader to get the ...
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QGIS equivalent to FME Change Detector for vector data

Is there a Vector change detection tool for qgis that works similar to http://docs.safe.com/fme/html/FME_Desktop_Documentation/FME_Transformers/Transformers/changedetector.htm It's OK if there's two ...
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How do I determine which polygon feature with an SDO_geometry doesn't partially overlap a polyline feature with an SDO_geometry?

I have 2 datasets in the Oracle spatial format, built from Smallworld data; One with polygon features One with polyline features. I'm looking to determine which polygon features do not contain (part ...
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Does FME have spatial “Difference” like QGIS / “Erase” in ArcGIS and Mapinfo?

I am looking for an FME equivalent to the difference/erase tool in QGIS/ArcGIS/Mapinfo. Basically I want to see the spatial change between 2 datasets. https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/76839/...
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FME FTP Caller - does not download file

In FME Workbench 2019 I am trying to use the FTPCaller as below It runs but I don't see an update to the file. The first version of this was manually downloaded into the folder as the "Target ...
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How to integrate some Python code in “PythonCaller” FME?

Following lines of Python code joins some fields of attributes in single attribute field. It works just fine in ArcGIS but it would be even better if that would work also within FME PythonCaller. In ...
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Remove empty spaces with FME PythonCaller

I have 4 fields in the attribute table. After I merge these attribute fields in one single attribute field using FME Desktop 2020.1, it empty records within the fields are producing empty spaces and I ...
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How to write route with measure to PostGIS with FME?

I have calibrated route in file geodatabase (ArcGIS). I have line coordinate (kilometre) in the start and the end point. I try export this route with M-value to PostGIS in FME. But in result I have ...
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FME Server Automation: Watch URL/Published data in the internet

I'd like to build an automation in FME Server consisting of one trigger (watch URL/xlsx-sheet) and an email-action. The problem is about the trigger: There is a federal environment agency that ...
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FME: How can I use File Copy Writer to periodically copy new data within my project folders to a server?

All I want to do is copy a set of folders (and sub-folders) under a 'Projects' master folder on my laptop to the server. I want to automate this so it runs every hour or two and only copies new files ...
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Geoserver multiple nodata values ECW in alpha band

I want to combine multiple geotiffs to one ECW in FME and then upload the ECW in Geoserver. The responding nodata is stored in the alpha band. However with ECW compression (even when choosing 0 for ...
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FME Workbench Reader select tables to import using wildcards

In FME Workbench for various database format readers one can coose which tables to import: Because all in all I have thousands of tables, I would like to select tables that begin with certain ...
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How to handle with “no-Geometry” shapes in FME?

I have many shape files that I am reading on FME (points, lines and polygons), editing them little bit and writing back the same format. However I am having an issue that I as far as process comes to ...

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