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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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FME assign ID to OSM nodes & ways [closed]

Someone ask this question 10 years ago but didn't receive any response (and there was another suggestion to write scripts but we're trying to use FME). We have our own data with existing relations ...
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Looping through directory to use gdb with current date from folder using FME BatchFile

I created a batch file using the command line from the FME workspace and need to run it through a task scheduler. The file gdb is a parameter that needs to change in this batch file on every run. I am ...
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Python + FME Objects : print log in the cmd

I'm running a FME Workbench from my Python script and I struggle to print the log in the cmd. When I run the FME Workbench (from FME without Python), I got this error in the FME translation log : 2022-...
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FME GeometryReplacer, WKT Error

I am trying to load POINT WKT Geometry from MS SQL Server, it is in WKT Format. Using the GeometryReplacer, I am receiving an Error, and everything looks right as far as I can see, it continues to ...
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Using ArcPy and FME Objects in Python script

I'm trying to call both ArcPy and FME Objects modules in my Python script. I feel like the issue's from sys.path.append()... import sys import os sys.path.append(r"C:\Program Files (x86)\Esri\...
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Double "foreach" - replace text in string when matching text in list using FME

I have a dataset containing texts for translation using Azure's Cognitive Services, and another dataset containing the names of points of interests (and their geolocations). Multiple matches can occur....
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FME linux path - cannot locate VRT

I am trying to transfer an FMW (FME workspace) script, using FME workbench 2020.2, from windows to linux (Redhat). In the FMW-script there are several published parameters. Among them there are 2 ...
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Deleting overlaping vertex between line-features if not start/end vertex

I have a problem. I have a road-network dataset that has topological intersection where it's not supposed to be (see picture below). To solve this, what I want to do is to erase overlapping vertexes ...
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Optimal workflow for automating placing points that represent clusters (between QGIS, FME, Python)

Ultimately I would like to automate the process of generating clusters from points (representing buildings and amenities within a neighbourhood), and placing points at street intersections which are ...
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Esri Workspace XML to FME dropping first record

I am working with some Esri Workspace XML documents supplied by a third party. These have (for years) successfully loaded via python into Personal GDB for minor attribution before being imported into ...
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Using a folder of file GDBs as a Reader in FME

I have an FME tool that currently compares a "new" version of a file GDB to a previous "old" version. The tool compares two feature classes and summarizes the changes in a ...
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Subdividing very complex and big road polygon data into almost equal sized pieces while also dividing vertically depending on the width

This is a follow up question to the previous one I asked here. The solution explained there works pretty well for a small portion of the dataset I've got where there is no roundabouts or holes in ...
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How can I delete automatically all attributes from a table that are not necessary in FME 2021?

I am reading some feature types in FME, doing some processing and writing as ESRI shape file format. Is there a way I could delete all the attributes from a table that are not necessery?? I need my ...
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Writing multiple geometries to Interlis using FME

I have to write Features with more than one geometry to interlis. In the Interlis model there is a class which has an optional second geometry as an attribute. Enabling the (Oracle-) Reader to read ...
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FME Translator not able to run the tool

I am trying to run a workspace from FME on ArcGIS attribute value checks, however, I am getting the below error message "eReading file ERROR: A compatible ArcGIS application could not be found ...
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Error with FME server working with ArcGIS server (Portal for ArcGIS)

Our company rented server (Windows Server 2016) where we've got ArcGiS Server (Enterprise) + FME Server. And some FME jobs (workbenches) using FME SDE Readers. So reades takes some vector objects from ...
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Translating custom coordinate system for MyCoordSysDefs.fme

I have a custom coordinate system that I was confused how to translate it to the MyCoordSysDefs.fme for use in Safe Desktop. Here's how it is represented in the prj file: GEOGCS['GCS_ETRS_1989',DATUM['...
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Dealing with log4j vulnerability in FME products

Is there a way to mitigate any risk associated with the log4j vulnerability in FME Products? FME Desktop FME Server FME License Server (FlexLM)
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Extract all Pitch, Yaw and Roll EXIF information from JPEG using Python PIL

I have a series of JPEGS captured during an aerial patrol. These JPEGS have metadata stored within JPEG, this metadata includes the GPSInfo and other data. I am trying to extract this information into ...
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Creating secondary user parameter in FME that is based on input from first parameter

I would like to create a user parameter that can be completed based on the inputs of a previous parameter. I'm wondering if this is possible because the dataset is unknown until I use a user parameter ...
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Creating dynamic map scale in FME

Is there a way to generate a dynamic map scale for my dataset so that when I create a PDF map, I can create several PDFs at different scales (based on the size of the feature) at once? For example, ...
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FME Reading SLD problems

I am trying to parse an SLD file (which is XML) and generate a CSV output based on the rules within it. The following is a sample of the SLD structure <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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Set FME Writer to always output to the same location as the Reader

Is it possible to set the Writer in FME to always write to the same location as the Reader (ideally a FeatureReader) so that the output is always saved in the same folder location as the input? ...
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Use FME to expose each feature from feature class

I have a feature class in a geodatabase which usually has between 1-300 features. I would like to use FME to expose each feature and create an individual shapefile for each, based on an attribute. For ...
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FME Spatial Join One to Many

I am relatively new to FME and have been attempting to carry out my usual ArcMap tasks in FME instead. One tool that I use frequently in ArcMap is Spatial Join, specifically with the One to Many join ...
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How to automatically filter each value using AttributeFilter or another transformer in FME?

FME 2016 Build 16494 I want to automatically filter each info field value and the workspace will run them one by one. It's like: and and How can I do that?
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FME - merge using data from table (distance of line)

I have line_1 which is build from two elements (a,b). 0 means start of line. First (a) has 20 m, second (b) 30 m. I have table with distance of these lines and records are separate (example on screen)....
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FME - how to sort data in verses

I have many elements in my layer. In the table, I have measure - distance and curvature. These two data in columns are connected with each other. For example (first verse): 0 - 35; 4420 - 35; 4157 - ...
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Calculating/obtaining a "centerpoint" inside a multipolygon entity with FME software?

Obviously, this point does not necessarily have to be the real centroid, but it does have to be a, only one, single interior point of each multipolygon. What I have found is the CenterPointReplacer ...
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FME - Measure length of line to any point along line

Do you know how can I measure distance from the beginning of line to point. Points are on lines. I tried some solution and think about measuregenerator, lengthtopointcalculator, neighborfinder... but ...
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Intersecting several layers in FME

I am trying to intersect multiple line layers (in FME: feature types) against 1 layer. Therefore I am using LineOnLine Overlayer in FME 2021 but without any success so far. Transformer is going all ...
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How to resolve this error in my Python code: Warning: not all FMESessions that were created were destroyed before shutdown. This may cause instability

I am using the Data Interoperability extension. I created 2 spatial ETL tools and added each to a model in my ArcGIS Pro project. When run manually, both tools and models run just fine but when I put ...
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Python Exception <NameError>: name 'feature' is not defined in a PythonCaller

I'm trying to set up a simple PythonCaller in FME (2020.2.4.0) but it's not working properly. Here's what is written in the PytonCaller, it's simply taken from the official example: import fme import ...
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FME - Find substring inside of string

Im using FME workbench and I have a file which has a field called '_substring4' and another file which has a field called 'Permit Details'. I simply want to test whether or not the value in substring4,...
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Setting up user defined parameters in FME

How can I make my user defined parameter (parameter is text, optional and published) work in a way so that if I provide a value, only that value is returned, but if I don't ALL of the records are ...
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Anchored snapper

If you have seen the image, the labels displayed near the points they mention the order or the route of GPS, I would like to know is there a possibility for example to eliminate the segment which is ...
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Create simple batch file and run

I have one input and only one output like below There doesn't have any complication to run but I have nearly 1k+ repeated tasks. I created batch file but in that it showing only FME WB path but I ...
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How do use FME Workbench to convert MVT Tileset to GeoJSON?

I have tried to use FME Workbench to convert MVT Tilesets to Geojson and I have had some issues. I have followed the guidelines in the link below. https://docs.safe.com/fme/html/...
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Converting "string" date to "date" format using FME

I have a string field with values such as 04.07.21 and I am trying to write to GDB but it's not working because date format is expected and string is provided. How can I convert these values (04.07.21)...
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Importing attributes from one dataset into another using FME

I have two different datasets (line feature classes). First dataset has attributes and second one doesn't. Second dataset is measured with GPS and I need to somehow import attributes from first ...
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where to place workspace runner while running second FME workspace inside another workspace?

Case 1 : I am facing issue is when I placing WorkSpaceRunner at starting it taking all records which is not required but files are getting generated(Output is getting as per expected). Case 2: ...
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FME retrieve zip filename

I am processing a large number of zip files which each consist of individual shapefiles named polygon, polyline and point. The zip filename is the feature class name. So for example, heritage.zip and ...
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Finding out list of parcels or feature are adjacent or overlap each other in FME

Actual Problem : Let's consider small letter is building outline and capital letter is parcel. a is belong to A,B,C now I have to check if A,B,C are adjacent or not. This result I am getting in list ...
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How to keep only one attribute value when merging attributes by using FME

I have merged attributes of 2 different datasets in one attribute field. The problem is that some features share exactly the same attributes! I want to keep only one attribute value of the features if ...
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How to set output directory in Writer dynamically?

I am trying to export feature set into CSV using writer. But when I tried to set variable as directory path for dataset it throw me error checkout picture 1. When I set manually folder path it work ...
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Joining two different output of custom transformer into one

I am working on FME script which generated two output one is 1-1 where building outline are link to one parcel ( even if it related to multiple parcels) and another output is 1-M where building ...
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GeoPDF from FME not recognised in QGIS

I tried to creat a simple GeoPDF in FME. As input in contains just orto + some vector objects. When I open it in AcrobatReader I can see both vector and raster, I am able to check attributes etc. I ...
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How to add a new field and overwrite existing feature class by using FME 2021

What I am trying is to add a new field to an existing feature class in file GDB, overwrite this feature class and continue with processing. So far I tried to read that feature class connect to ...
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How to find points that lay on polygons in which another point layer exists by using FME 2021?

I have 3 point feature classes (A,B and C) and 1 polygon feature class. I am trying to extract only features from feature class A that lay inside polygons which already containg features from feature ...
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How centroid is getting linked to one Parcel if centroid is lying on boundary of adjacent parcel

In my case there Parcel is who is supplier and building centroid is requestor in SpatialRelator of FME Script. You can see black round in one below picture. So even if centroid is falling on adjacent ...
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