Testing Isolated Sections
Testing and debugging a large workspace is easier when it's possible to isolate sections and test them separately.
The ability to isolate specific sections is done by disabling connections. This renders a connection inoperative in much the same way as if it had been deleted, and no features will pass through.
A connection is disabled by right-clicking it and choosing the option to Disable (or selecting it and using the shortcut Ctrl+E):
Disabled connections are listed in the Navigator window:
Here the user has chosen to disable connections so that they can test the first PointOnAreaOverlayer transformer without the second one running as well:
This speeds up the translation so that testing of the required section runs quicker.
An alternative to testing isolated sections is to run a workspace with the run option Run with Full Inspection turned on.
However, be aware that:
|Miss Vector says...|
Of course, it's much easier to disable certain parts of a workspace when you've properly divided it up into sections with bookmarks. Anyway, here's a question for you:
It's possible to disable other objects besides connections. Can you pick out which of these objects (there may be more than one) can be disabled in Workbench?
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