Known Issues in FME 2024.x

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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FME Version

  • FME 2024.0

This list does not detail every known issue, but those that we feel could affect a wide range of users or might have a high impact. Please note that we cannot provide timelines for a fix, and the awareness of an issue does not guarantee that it will be addressed.

If you are encountering an issue not listed in this article or have any questions relating to a known issue please contact our team Safe Software Support.

For information on Format, Transformer and Feature Deprecations, please see FME Deprecations

  

FME Form

Known
Issue ID
Description Workaround Discovered Resolved

FMEENGINE-82535

When reading Excel files using a generic reader, the column names are not created as attribute names and data cannot be written downstream. Error: 

"templateFType" is null

 

Use an Excel reader instead

2024.0

Unplanned

FMEENGINE-82549

 

Excel Writer: Field Names row not written

Set the Row Height to 0 on the Feature Type

2024.0

Unplanned

N/A

OBJ Reader: textures rende/appear black

Upgrade 

2024.0 Build 24154

FME Form 2024.0 Build 24151

FMEENGINE-82114

Newly authorized Named Connections for the Dropbox Web Service will always expire after four hours.

Add the following line to the Web Service's OAuth 2.0 Authorization URL.

token_access_type=offline

2024.0

2024.1


FME Flow

Known
Issue ID
Description Workaround Discovered Resolved

EXPERTS-6678
FMEENGINE-80488

A “Python Exception <ImportError>: cannot import name ‘WSCException’ from ‘modules’” error is returned when running workspaces that use older versions of the following packages:

  • Google Cloud Storage (fpkg-google-cloud-storage)

  • Google Cloud PubSub (fpkg-google-cloud-pubsub)

  • Azure Storage (fpkg-azurestorage)

 

Upgrade the package in FME Workbench and re-publish the workspace and upgraded package to FME Flow. Run the workspace on the Run Workspace page.

2024.0

Unplanned


FMEFLOW-22664


When submitting a job to a remote engine that contains a database connection with Conditional or Optional fields or with a SSL Options field, the job submission fails. See this article for examples of error messages returned.

 

Have the database connection SSL Mode set to Disable and/or update the connection through the Flow UI. 

See here for more information.

 

2024.0

2024.0  Build 24192

FMEFLOW-21796

When trying to view logs for an Automation, authors receive the error 'You do not have permission'.

Authors cannot view logs by default. Grant access to the Logs folder under Resources.

2023.2

Unplanned

FMEFLOW-22786

When trying to import an encryption file, nothing happens. There is a 403 error in the web browser's developer tools.

Log in to the FME Flow server. Access FME Flow using localhost in the web browser and try the file upload. 

2023.2

2024.1

FMEFLOW-22606

 

Feature counts are not displayed on the Automation canvas for Automation Writers.

none

2024.0

2024.1

FMEFLOW-21835

If a user enabled version control with a Remote Repository URL and then changes to use the local Git repository that comes with FME Flow, they cannot remove the URL from the Web UI.

Use the version control API “http://<hostname>/fmerest/v3/versioncontrol” to update outside of FME Flow (ex: Postman) and provide an empty remote repository URL.

2023.2

2024.0 b24194

FMEFLOW-22682

When trying to authorize an Airtable Web Connection on FME Flow, an error message pops up after entering the Airtable login details:
“FME Flow OAuth Service FAILED Failed to complete”

Do not authorize Airtable connection via FME Flow Web UI. Authorize the connection in FME Form and publish to FME Flow.

2024.0

2024.0 b24189

FMEFLOW-23256 A workspace using a deployment parameter that is run via Automation fails with unexpected <opencurly></closecurly> XML tags around the parameter value

Confirm that any deployment parameters used in the Automation have also been shared. If an administrator adds a new deployment parameter after the Automation has been shared, and then updates the Automation to use it, the new deployment parameter must also be shared with anyone who needs to start the Automation.

2024.0

Unplanned

FMEFLOW-23006 FME Flow web connection in FME Form fails with a 401 error when password begins and ends with a special character (!, &, @, etc.) after initial token expires (approx. 10 days) Change user password to not include special characters both at the beginning and at the end of the password, such as a special character only at the end, and recreate the web connection 2023.0+ Unplanned
FMEFLOW-21285 Previously set password fields do not clear to a blank string by selecting the field and then saving it After selecting the password field, type something into it, then erase it before saving to reset the field to a blank string 2024.0 2024.1
FMEFLOW-22917 Existing text in text fields for Flow Apps on the Editing Page disappears, but text is still visible from App itself Use the web browser zoom settings to zoom out one step and text should reappear on App Editing page 2024.0.0, 2024.0.1 2024.0.2
FMEFLOW-21985 FME Flow workspace translation fails to find uploaded temp datasets when Engines are distributed across different operating systems

Copy file(s) to the system location where FME is expecting to find it, or first upload the file via the REST API and then call Webhook URL

2024.0+ Unresolved
FMEFORM-30079, FMEFORM-39422 Unable to locate SAFE.DATABRICKS.DATABRICKS_REST.fmf file for Databricks writer workspace when workspace is published and ran for the first time on FME Flow Flow

Restart FME Flow Engines, republish workspace a second time, manually upload the SAFE.DATABRICKS.DATABRICKS_REST.fmf file to <FMEFlowDir>\Server\fme\metafile\

2024.0 2024.1
FMEFLOW-22765 Manually created JDBC enabled database connections not working with message "No MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL_2 dataset name was specified (couldn't find a value for MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL_2_1_DATASET' or MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL_2_DATASET')", via REST V4 API connection details show empty fields as " " rather than "Unused"

Publish connections to FME Flow with the workspace from FME Form, or use the REST V4 API PUT endpoint to change the empty field values from " " to "Unused" 

2024.0 Unplanned
FMEFLOW-23291 Cannot create a workspace webhook. The OK button is inactive and fields are missing from the Create Webhook page.

This affects workspaces with no published parameters and an SQLCreator or SQLExecutor. Add a published parameter to your workspace, use a native reader/writer, or use an Automation webhook and trigger it via a POST call.

2023.2 Unplanned
FMEFLOW-22746

Newly authorized Named Connections for the Dropbox Web Service will always expire after four hours.

Add the following line to the Web Service's OAuth 2.0 Authorization URL.

token_access_type=offline

2024.0

Unresolved

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