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  • 28 February 2024
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I have a workspace in FME Flow but I don’t know wich automation it’s used in. How do I find it? We have 75 automations, I don’t want to manually search through them. It hasn’t run in a while so I didn’t find it under Jobs/Completed.

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Best answer by david_r 28 February 2024, 15:01

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I have not tested this but it looks like the FMEServerAutomationTriggersParser from the fme hub does what you need? Maybe it is a little heavy for what you need but you can see how it is done and pick some parts you like and it to your needs.

Creates an HTML report on all your triggers in all your automations, to be used as a dashboard in FME server.

Takes a URL to an FME server and a web connection for authentication.

It then connects to your server's REST API to get a list of all your automations.

After that it gets each automation's configuration. It then parses all objects in the Automations canvas, checking for Triggers. For every trigger in every automation, it will check which workspaces are being triggered.

It’s still not possible to link to the hub so you have to google yourself.

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I have not tested this but it looks like the FMEServerAutomationTriggersParser from the fme hub does what you need?

https://hub.safe.com/publishers/martin-ekstrand/transformers/fmeserverautomationtriggersparser/versions/1#description

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If your FME Flow instance is recent enough, you could test the REST API V4 (currently in technology preview) which has a new endpoint to query object dependencies:

https://bluesky-safe-software.fmecloud.com/fmeapiv4/docs/index.html

You’d first use the endpoint

GET /automations

to get the IDs of all your automations, then pass each of them on to

GET /dependencies

and parse the results. I would expect the result to list all workspaces referenced in each automation, in some way or another.

You can of course do this using FME and an HTTPCaller with a web connection to your Flow instance, and some JSONExtractor / JSONFragmenter to parse the results.

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If your FME Flow instance is recent enough, you could test the REST API V4 (currently in technology preview) which has a new endpoint to query object dependencies:

https://bluesky-safe-software.fmecloud.com/fmeapiv4/docs/index.html

You’d first use the endpoint

GET /automations

to get the IDs of all your automations, then pass each of them on to

GET /dependencies

and parse the results. I would expect the result to list all workspaces referenced in each automation, in some way or another.

You can of course do this using FME and an HTTPCaller with a web connection to your Flow instance, and some JSONExtractor / JSONFragmenter to parse the results.

 

Thanks! I will try this

 

//Åsa

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If your FME Flow instance is recent enough, you could test the REST API V4 (currently in technology preview) which has a new endpoint to query object dependencies:

https://bluesky-safe-software.fmecloud.com/fmeapiv4/docs/index.html

You’d first use the endpoint

GET /automations

to get the IDs of all your automations, then pass each of them on to

GET /dependencies

and parse the results. I would expect the result to list all workspaces referenced in each automation, in some way or another.

You can of course do this using FME and an HTTPCaller with a web connection to your Flow instance, and some JSONExtractor / JSONFragmenter to parse the results.

 

We upgraded FME Flow to 2023 in january, maybe that’s too old? Do I have to install something? 

We have used v3 before with for instance $(FME_SERVER_URL)/fmerest/v3/repositories?limit=-1&offset=-1

 

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I’m not an Automations expert but 

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows?limit=-1&offset=-1

returns a list of all automations, where you can parse the automation name and id from. And

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows/@Value(automation_id)/components

returns the components of the automations, where you can find the workspaces.

 

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I’m not an Automations expert but 

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows?limit=-1&offset=-1

returns a list of all automations, where you can parse the automation name and id from. And

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows/@Value(automation_id)/components

returns the components of the automations, where you can find the workspaces.

 

Where/how did you find the /components endpoint? I can’t seem to find it in the documentation:

https://docs.safe.com/fme/html/FME_REST/apidoc/v3/index.html#!/automations

Is it perhaps an undocumented endpoint?

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In the custom transformer from the hub I referred to.

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I’m not an Automations expert but 

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows?limit=-1&offset=-1

returns a list of all automations, where you can parse the automation name and id from. And

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows/@Value(automation_id)/components

returns the components of the automations, where you can find the workspaces.

 

Thank you so much, it works like a charm! :)

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I’m not an Automations expert but 

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows?limit=-1&offset=-1

returns a list of all automations, where you can parse the automation name and id from. And

$(FMEserverurl)/fmerest/v3/automations/workflows/@Value(automation_id)/components

returns the components of the automations, where you can find the workspaces.

 

Thank you so much, it works like a charm! :)

Cheers :)

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