Batch process ArcGIS Pro - whole folder - like Photoshop

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10-09-2019 03:01 PM
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MichelleWilliams1
Occasional Contributor III

Photoshop has a batch process that takes files in a folder and completes the process on each item. Would Esri make this standard for batch processing? It would make OUR life so much easier. 

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KoryKramer

Batch geoprocessing—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop 

What tool(s) are you trying to batch?  While it won't accept a folder as input, you can browse to the folder and Ctrl+A to add all the folder's contents.  Have you tried that?

BarbaraBicking

Hello Michelle,

Are you aware of iterators in ModelBuilder? They may just get you where you want to go.

There is Iterate Files that takes a folder as input. Several others do as well.

Note only 1 iterator is supported per model.

With the iterator added to a model, attach the GP tool you want/need to use, like Copy in this simple example. The %Name% ensures that you get unique output names.

Best to read up on iterators here An overview of ModelBuilder tools—Tools | ArcGIS Desktop 

MichelleWilliams1

Thank you, GIS Ninja Barbara! What a great idea, I will work on a model for my tasks.

BarbaraBicking

Hello Michelle,

please do let me know if iterators work for you.

It sure would be nice to read that they make your life easier.

MichelleWilliams1

YES, IT WORKED PERFECTLY!!! Thank you so much, I'll be making new tools for the rest of the week.

BarbaraBicking

That is good to read, Michelle.

Thanks for letting me know.