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Tuesday, May 23 • 9:00am - 12:15pm
Exposing Core FME Concepts

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Training? You don’t need no stinkin’ training. You figured out Workbench just fine. Mostly. For new and self-taught FME users, here’s your chance to learn about underlying concepts to help you work more efficiently: how data flows through a workspace, resolving unexpected input, blocking transformers, groups, writer order, and more. Best of all, these concepts will be explored through analogies and demonstrations. You’ll learn why reading data is like a highway toll booth, what writing data has to do with waiting at airports, and how eating jelly beans can make your FME workspaces more efficient.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how features flow through a workspace, from reader to writer via transformers
  • Understand what a blocking transformer is and how it affects a translation’s performance
  • Understand what groups are for and how to set them
  • Unblock blocking transformers with parameters (e.g. Clippers first)
  • Handle readers using Import Feature Types and Merge Filters
  • Set writer order and understand why that is important
  • Understand how mergers and filters work and what new FME 2017 functionality helps you do these

Prerequisites / Level of Difficulty 
All levels of FME users. Some knowledge of FME Workbench is expected, but prior training is not necessary.

Please bring a laptop that can connect to Wifi and remote desktop to Windows machines. A remote Windows machine with FME Desktop will be provided, plus various installations of FME Server and/or FME Cloud.

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Mark Ireland

FME Evangelist, Safe
As Product Evangelist at Safe Software I write training materials and online content, support users online, evangelize via blog posts, help with product design, and anything else they let me get in to! | | I've worked for 25+ years in the spatial data industry (yikes!) particularly... Read More →

Tuesday May 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:15pm
VCC West Room 119-120