How to Install and Use Safe Software FME Desktop v2018.0.0.2.18301
Safe Software FME Desktop is a powerful data integration tool that allows you to transform, validate, and automate your data workflows. With FME Desktop, you can connect to hundreds of data sources and formats, apply transformations using a graphical user interface or scripting, and run your workflows on demand or on a schedule.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Safe Software FME Desktop v2018.0.0.2.18301, which is the latest version available as of April 2023.
Download the installer for your operating system from Safe Software's website. The installer file name should be something like FME_Desktop_2018_0_0_2_18301_win_x64.exe for Windows 64-bit.
Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to accept the license agreement, choose a destination folder, and optionally customize the installation components.
When the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation message and an option to launch FME Workbench, which is the main application for creating and running workflows.
If you have purchased an FME license, you will need to activate it using the FME Licensing Assistant, which can be accessed from the Start menu or the FME Workbench Help menu. You will need to enter your license key or sign in with your Safe Software account.
If you do not have an FME license, you can request a free trial or use FME in restricted mode, which limits the number of features and formats you can use.
To create a new workflow, click File > New in FME Workbench. You will see a blank canvas where you can drag and drop data sources and transformers from the left panel.
To connect to a data source, click Readers > Add Reader in FME Workbench. You will see a dialog box where you can choose the format and location of your input data.
To apply a transformation, click Transformers > Add Transformer in FME Workbench. You will see a dialog box where you can search for and select a transformer that performs the desired operation on your data.
To connect to a data destination, click Writers > Add Writer in FME Workbench. You will see a dialog box where you can choose the format and location of your output data.
To run your workflow, click Run > Run Translation in FME Workbench. You will see a log window that shows the progress and status of your workflow execution.
To save your workflow, click File > Save or Save As in FME Workbench. You will be prompted to enter a file name and location for your workspace file (.fmx).
Safe Software FME Desktop v2018.0.0.2.18301 is a versatile and user-friendly data integration tool that can help you transform, validate, and automate your data workflows. To learn more about FME Desktop features and capabilities, you can visit Safe Software's website or check out their free online training courses.