Why Does FME Automatically Insert a GeometryFilter into My New Workspace?

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
  • Updated


Why does FME automatically insert a GeometryFilter transformer into my new workspace?


Some destination formats only permit features of a specific geometry type to be written to a single Feature Type. For example, a Personal Geodatabase Feature Type (Esri Feature Class) can hold polygons, or polylines, but not both.

When you read from a source dataset that permits multiple geometry types in a feature class, but write to a destination dataset that is restricted to a single geometry type per class then FME automatically creates a destination Feature Type for each geometry type and inserts a GeometryFilter to divide up the features on the basis of geometry. This ensures that no destination Feature Type receives features that it is not permitted to write.

Was this article helpful?



Please sign in to leave a comment.