Tutorial: Getting Started with FME Form

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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  • FME 2024.0

Introduction

Welcome to FME Form! We understand that starting a new software can be overwhelming, which is why we've created these four beginner articles based on the data type you use most to help you get started with FME Form. Whether you're a seasoned data expert or new to the world of data integration, our Getting Started series will provide you with the information you need to start using FME. In this article, we'll introduce you to our beginner series and provide you with a brief overview of what you can expect to learn. So, let's dive in and discover how FME Form can help you collect and manage your data more efficiently!
 

What is FME Form? 

FME Form is designed to overcome your data integration challenges. Whether you need to extract, transform, load, integrate, validate, or share data, FME’s visual interface automates your workflows and eliminates coding. FME Form is a part of the FME Platform, including FME Flow for data automation.
 

Tutorials for Specific Types of Data

Choose one of the four tutorials based on the data type you are most familiar with. The tutorial(s) will guide you through the process of creating a workspace in FME Workbench, the primary authoring tool within the FME Form suite. After completing the tutorial(s), we recommend checking out the Resources section at the end of the tutorial for additional steps to take on your FME Form journey.


Working with Table/Tabular Data

Step-by-step instructions to learn how to read data from a Microsoft Excel workbook that includes employee information, add a transformer to filter for active employees, and then write the filtered data to a new worksheet in the same workbook.
 

Working with Databases

Step-by-step instructions to learn how to create a database connection read data from a PostgreSQL table that includes employee information, add a transformer to filter for active employees, and then write the filtered data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
 

Working with Spatial Data

Step-by-step instructions to learn how to read data from an OGC GeoPackage that includes points of trash containers and polygons of parks, add a transformer to spatially filter for trash containers within the parks, and then write the filtered data an Esri Shapefile.
 

Working with Web Data

Step-by-step instructions to learn how to trigger a workspace with a Creator transformer, get data from an API using the HTTPCaller and then view the data in a human-readable format in Visual Preview.


Resources

Continue Learning FME Form & FME Platform Basics

If you want to learn more about FME Form functionality, visit the FME Academy, our free online self-directed learning platform. 


Self-Serve Data and Automation?

If you are interested in learning about automation within the FME Platform, see our Tutorial: Getting Started with FME Flow series. 
 

Have a Specific Question?

If you have a specific data question or get stuck at any time, post a question in our FME Community. FME Experts worldwide and our Support Team here at Safe Software are online to help. 

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