FME Deprecations

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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Introduction

Due to plugins or libraries not being available anymore or minimal use from users, transformers or product support may become deprecated over time. Please review the following list before upgrading FME.  

 

Deprecation List

The components in the following list have been deprecated and you will need to upgrade your workspace components, find a new replacement or change how you do your workflow.

 

What is Deprecated

Year Deprecated

Component Deprecated

Platform Affected

Recommended Action/Replacement

GMLnoSchema

 

2024.0

FME Hub Format

All

Use the regular GML reader using the 'ignore schema' mode.

Debian 11

2024.0

Operating System

All

Debian 12 or Contact Support.

Python 3.7 2024.0 Python All Use FME 2023.2 or prior for Python 3.7 or update workspaces to use Python 3.9+
WebSocketSenderWebSocketReciever 2024.0 Transformer All Update workflows to use FME Flow Automation WebSockets or the PythonCaller. 
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8,
Oracle Linux 8,
Rocky Linux 8
2024.0 Operating System All Contact Support
MapTextLabeller Plugin provided by Safe Software 2024.0 Plugin/Transformer FME Form Plugin available from MapText. See MapTextLabeller Plugin Availability Changes for more information. 
TclCaller transformer & Tcl Scripts 2024.0 Transformer and Scripts FME Platform & Transformer Designer Use FME 2023.2 and prior, or switch to use Python. 
Stamen Background Maps 2023.1 Background Map FME Form All versions of FME are affected; see Stamen Background Maps Deprecation for more information. 
FME Server JavaScript API 2023.0 Service FME Flow See JavaScript API Deprecation for more information.
Oracle WebLogic  2023.1 Web Services FME Flow Use Apache Tomcat
Trimble Connect (Token Service)  2023.1 Web Services FME Form Use the Trimble Connect TID Sign-In, see Trimble Connect (Token Service) Web Service Deprecation for more information. 
Unauthenticated Web Service Access 2023.0 Web Services FME Flow Provide a token to run workspaces without providing user credentials
Actian Ingres (Spatial) & (Non-Spatial) 2023.0 Reader/Writer All Contact Support
AutodeskA360Connector 2023.0 Transformer FME Form See AutodeskA360Connector Deprecation for more information
FME Server Console 2023.0 Application FME Flow Use the REST API or FME Flow CLI 
IBM Netezza Spatial & Non-Spatial 2023.0 Reader/Writer FME Form See Using the FME JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Format as an alternative. 
LDAP/Active Directory 2023.0 Reader FME Form Contact Support
Python 3.6 2023.0 Script All Upgrade code to Python 3.7+
SAIF  2023.0 Reader FME Form Contact Support
Adobe Flash (SWF) (FLASH) 2022.0 Writer All Contact Support
ArcSDEGridSnapper & ArcSDEQuerier 2022.0 Transformer All Contact Support
Autodesk SQLite Spatial (FDO) [SQLITE3FDO] 2022.0 Reader/Writer All Use SpatialLite, see Choosing the Correct SQLite or SpatiaLite Format
Canadian Council on Geomatics Interchange Format (CCOGIF)  2022.0 Reader/Writer All Contact Support
CouchDB (COUCHDB)   2022.0 Reader/Writer All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Erdas 7.x .LAN and .GIS (GDAL_LAN) via GDAL Format 2022.0 Reader All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Esri ArcPad AXF 2022.0 Reader All Contact Support
Esri Geodatabase (Personal Geodb) (GEODATABASE_MDB) 2022.0 Reader/Writer All Use the new 64-bit Esri Personal Geodatabase (Personal DB) reader, see this article for more information. No writer option
FME Integration Console 2022.0 Application FME Desktop See FME Integration Console Deprecation for more information
Fuji Bio-Imaging Analyzer Systems (BAS) (GDAL_FUJIBAS ) via GDAL Format 2022.0 Reader All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Google Cloud Spanner (CLOUDSPANNER_JDBC) 2022.0 Reader/Writer FME Desktop (Window/Linux) Use a different cloud-based database, see here for options
IBM Cloudant (CLOUDANT) 2022.0 Reader/Writer All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Image Display and Analysis (WinDisp) (GDAL_IDA) via GDAL Format 2022.0 Reader All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Intergraph GeoMedia Access Warehouse (FM0)  2022.0 Writer All Replace with the Geopackage format or use 32-bit FME 2021.2 or prior. 
Intergraph Raster (INGR) 2022.0 Reader/Writer All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
Leica Independent Data Exchange Format (IDEX) 2022.0 Reader/Writer All See GDAL Deprecations for more information
MapInfo SpatialWare (SPATIALWARE) 2022.0 Reader/Writer All Contact Support
SQLite Spatial (GDAL) [SPATIALITE]  2022.0 Reader/Writer All Use SpatialLite, see Choosing the Correct SQLite or SpatiaLite Format
Tableau Data Extract (TDE)  2022.0 Writer All Use the Tableau Hyper writer 
FME Server Workspace Viewer 2022.0 Page FME Server Limited access, see Workspace Viewer Deprecation for more information. 
Built-in Geocoder Transformer 2021.2 Transformer FME Desktop Update workflow to use the Geocoder package instead 
      Arc/Info Export E00 GRID Reader via GDAL Format 2021.1 Reader All Use another GDAL Format
  Autodesk Recap Writer 2021.1 Writer FME Desktop Contact Support
Esri Legacy ArcGIS Image Server Reader 2021.1 Reader FME Desktop Use alternate raster reading formats or contact Support
FME Augmented Reality Reader/Writer 2021.1 Reader/Writer FME AR Use FME_AR Writer, Contact Support for read support. 
Garmin MapSource Reader/Writer 2021.1 Reader/Writer All Use other Garmin formats
MapQuest Web Map Tile Service Background Map 2021.1 Background Map FME Desktop This API has been discontinued and does not work in previous versions of FME (2021.0 and prior). Please choose a different background map service

BC MoF Electronic Submission Framework (ESF) Reader/Writer

2021.0

Reader/Writer

All

Upgrade to the new XSD-Driven reader/writer

FME Hub support in FME Desktop 2014 2021.0 FME Hub FME Desktop 2014 Users will no longer be able to download content directly in FME Desktop 2014. Users of FME Desktop 2014 can still go to the FME Hub website to download content directly.
FME Server C++ API 2021.0 Service FME Server REST API
FME Server Java API 2021.0 Service FME Server REST API
FME Server .Net API 2021.0 Service FME Server REST API
MRFCleaner Transformers 2021.0 Transformer All See a Guide to Better Geometry

Pervasive PSQL Reader/Writer

2021.0

Reader/Writer

All

Contact Support

TOBIN TBRBM II Data Distribution Format Writer

2021.0

Writer

All

Contact Support

MapBox Classic Style Background Maps

2020.1

Background Map

FME Desktop

Upgrade to FME 2020.2 or newer

Amazon Athena Reader

2020.0

Reader

All

Update workflow to use the AmazonAthenaConnector  instead

APNS Subscriber

2020.0

Subscriber

FME Server

Use FME 2019.2 or older or migrate workflows to Amazon SNS

Google Sheets API v3

June 8, 2021

Reader/Writer

All

Update to Google Sheet API V4

REST V1 and V2

2020.0

Service

FME Server

REST API V3

Socrata DataSync Writer

2020.0

Writer

All

Update workflow to use the Socrata package

Esri Legacy ArcSDE Raster   2019.0 Reader/Writer All Use the Esri Geodabase (ArcSDE Geodb Raster) format

Esri Legacy ArcSDE (SDE30)

2019.0

Reader/Writer

All

Use the Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE) format

GCMMessenger and GCM Subscriber

2019.0

Subscriber

All

Use Google Firebase Cloud Messaging

Geographic Data Files (GDF) Writer

2019.0

Writer

All

Use another spatial format

Google Fusion Tables

2019.0

Reader/Writer

All

Migrate to another system

JavaScriptCaller Transformer

2019.0

Transformer

All

Change workflow to Python

MongoDB Reader/Writer

2019.0

Reader/Writer

All

Update workspaces to use MongoDB3

Python 2.7

2019.0

Script

All

Port all Python 2 code to Python 3.x

Feature Data Objects (FDO) Providers 2017.1 Reader/Writer All If the FDO Providers format is essential to a workflow, the best option is to have an FME Desktop 2019.x installation to run FDO Provider-dependent workspaces alongside an FME Desktop 2020 or newer version. Please contact Support for further assistance, if needed.
FME Server Repository Reader/Writer 2017.0 Reader/Writer All Has been removed entirely for 2022.0. Use the FMEServerResourceConnector transformer
FME Server Stream Reader/Writer 2017.0 Reader/Writer All Has been removed entirely for 2022.0. See the Stream Processing tutorial for alternative methods. 

Autodesk MapGuide (Version 6.5 and older) SDF

2016.0

Reader/Writer

All

Use SDF3

 

Format Name Change List

The formats in this list have been changed or renamed to use different libraries, provide different functionality, or are easier to provide fixes (FME Packages). The rename has been put in place to ensure backward compatibility with older versions of FME.

 

Format

Old Name

New Name

Year Changed

Esri Shapefile

ESRISHAPE

SHAPEFILE

2020.0

Esri dBase (DBF)

DBF

DBASE

2020.0

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Non-Spatial & Spatial (JDBC) Reader/Writer

MSSQL_JDBC_AZURE_NONSPATIAL

 

MSSQL_JDBC_AZURE_SPATIAL

MSSQL_JDBC_AZURE_NONSPATIAL_2

 

MSSQL_JDBC_AZURE_SPATIAL_2

2020.0

Microsoft SQL Server Non-Spatial & Spatial (JDBC) Reader/Writer

MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL

 

MSSQL_JDBC_SPATIAL

MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL_2

 

MSSQL_JDBC_SPATIAL_2

2020.0

OGC Geopackage

GEOPACKAGE

OGCGEOPACKAGE

2020.0

 

FME Hub Deprecations

A list of deprecated FME Hub transformers can be found here.
 

Support

If the workarounds don’t work for your situation or you are having trouble, contact Safe Support.

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