There are search functions in both the transformer gallery and Quick Add dialog.
Transformer Gallery Search
To perform a search in the transformer gallery, enter the search terms and either press the <ENTER> key or click the search icon (the binoculars icon).
The transformer gallery search searches in both name and description. Therefore a search term may be the exact name of a transformer, or it may be a general keyword referring to functionality in general:
Search terms can either be full or partial words and may consist of a number of keywords, including quote marks to enclose a single search reference:
Quick Add Search
Quick Add search terms can also be full or partial words:
By default, Quick Add does not look in transformer descriptions, so the search term must be the actual name of a transformer:
However, Quick Add will search in the transformer descriptions if you press the <TAB> key:
Quick Add results include aliases - for example, transformers that have an alternative name or which have been renamed - and also include transformers found in the FME Hub:
|Firefighter Mapp says...|
In case you weren't aware, the FME Hub (hub.safe.com) is a facility for sharing FME functionality such as custom transformers, web connections, and formats:
Transformers from the hub are shown in Quick Add with a small, downwards-pointing arrow, to denote that they will be downloaded if selected.
Quick Add also allows the use of CamelCase initials as a shortcut. CamelCase is where a single keyword is made up of several conjoined words, each of which retains an upper case initial; for example AttributeFileWriter (AFW) or ShortestPathFinder (SPF).
|Miss Vector says...|
Try these questions to see if you can search for transformers.
Which of the following is NOT a category of transformers?
3. Data Quality
Here are four transformers and four categories. Match the transformer to the correct category.