Conditional Filtering is where the decision about which features are output to which connection is decided by some form of user-defined test or condition. The Tester is the prime example of this, but there are many other transformers for conditional filtering.
Because of this varied selection - and because of some excellent updates in FME 2013-SP1 - I’m going to try and explain which transformer to use and when.
The InlineQuerier is a new transformer for FME2012, and a potentially very useful one too. It is a way to incorporate multiple datasources and extract information from them using a SQL query. The idea is that this will be way more flexible than using multiple FeatureMergers, Testers, and Joiners.
For FME Server users, security tends to be one of the big ones; a topic every administrator is interested in. And FME 2012 delivers a bunch of new security functionality that is both effective and flexible. So this post highlights three security improvements for FME Server 2012.
As I get close to 100 posts on this blog, one thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t cover as many CAD topics as you might expect. I’m not sure why; FME works well with CAD formats, we have plenty of CAD users, and I do have a background of CAD use. So this post is for FME users marked with the curse of those who draft, design and edit…..