Custom formats

A custom format is a translation workspace that is exported as a format and utilized in the FME reader gallery. It is saved to an external (.fds) file and can be imported to reader galleries on other desktops.

Operating system

Folder location

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\<login name>\My Documents\FME\Formats

Windows Vista

C:\Users\<login name>\Documents\FME\Formats\

Folder locations per operating system


Creating a custom format adds the format to the FME reader gallery. Once created, subsequent uses of the gallery allow you to edit the format in FME Workbench or delete it from the list and remove the (.fds) file from the default folder location.

Possible uses include the following examples:

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Published 6/7/2010