A Function, often referred to as a Function Component (FC), is a component much like a Connector, except that it does not have a mode setting. Whereas Connectors provide standard access verbs for connected systems (Lookup, Delete, Update, and so forth), Functions on the other hand only perform a single operation, like pushing data through a Parser, dispatching work to another AssemblyLine or making a Web service call.
Like Connectors, Functions in AssemblyLines provide an Initialize option to determine when this component starts. By default, Functions initialize during AssemblyLine startup.
Parent topic: The AssemblyLine