Module Review

This module was designed to help you use FME Workbench efficiently, to effectively manage FME related projects, and to ensure those projects are scalable and portable.

What You Should Have Learned from this Module

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


  • Best Practice is the act of using FME in a manner that is efficient, but also easily comprehensible by other FME users.
  • Best Practice in FME can be divided into Style, Methodology, and Debugging.
  • Style is a practice that makes it easier to navigate and understand an existing workspace.
  • Methodology is a practice that defines the optimum transformers to use for maintenance and performance purposes.
  • Debugging is the act of locating and fixing defects within a workspace.

FME Skills

  • The ability to use bookmarks and annotation to create a well-designed workspace style.
  • The ability to create workspaces that are easier to maintain, edit, and scale.
  • The ability to create workspaces that perform efficiently.
  • The ability to interpret an FME log file.
  • The ability to inspect output and feature counts to locate errors.
  • The ability to use feature debugging to trace individual features.

Further Reading

For further reading why not browse articles tagged with Best Practice on our blog?

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