Feature Class name validation in Geoprocessing

Idea created by aaddison on Apr 25, 2011
    • eatkinson
    • vtn
    • aaddison
    When using tools like "copy features" out to individual feature classes, it would be nice if the tool would validate the name of the feature class before running.  

    Scenario.  Create a simple model that iterates through the US states, creating a seperate feature class for each state based on its name.  Pass the name of the state as an in-line variable (%value%) for the feature class name.  The model will run okay until reaching a state name with two words and then fail.