Transformer Searching

There are search functions in both the transformer gallery and Quick Add dialog.

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 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 ( 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?

1. Attributes
2. Calculations
3. Data Quality
4. Workflows

Here are four transformers and four categories. Match the transformer to the correct category.
DateTimeConverterData Quality

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