Module Review

This session was designed to help you understand the different components of a translation, how they can be controlled, and how they interact.

What You Should Have Learned from this Module

The following are key points to be learned from this session:


  • A translation is made up of a Workspace, Readers and Writers, and Feature Types. Tools exist to manage all of these components
  • Readers and Writers are defined by entries in the Navigator window, Feature Types by objects in the workspace canvas
  • Translations are controlled by Reader and Writer Parameters, and Feature Type Parameters
  • Datasets are selected by Reader and Writer parameters in the Navigator window, not in the canvas
  • The Unexpected Input Remover filters incoming data if it doesn’t match a known feature type defined in the workspace

FME Skills

  • The ability to set up and manage the components of a translation
  • The ability to control a translation with read and write parameters
  • The ability to handle source datasets regardless of feature type or attributes.

Further Reading

For further reading why not browse articles tagged with Feature Type on our blog?

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