I am attempting to append a feature layer into another empty feature layer of the same structure in ModelBuilder. I get an 000572 error which apparently means the source and the output of the append cannot be the same, and that the solution is to change the output name. I do this in modelbuilder and it automatically changes the source target name. If I run append from ArcMap directly I can easily execute the append of the blank target datset with the populated source datset with no error messages. I am using ArcGIS 10.4 Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Having same issue, did you end up finding a solution to this?
I ran a quick test and Append appears to work fine in Modelbuilder in ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1 Maybe something in your particular setup is affecting it? Some things that may be influencing it:
Chris Donohue, GISP
The data were held in a file geodatabase on a networked drive. I did contact ESRI but time pressure to get the task done precluded me from doing too much investigation to resolve the issue and I went with a 'plan b' solution using merger instead. I was using the stock Append from the 'data base management' toolset. I had involved our IT folks to rule out any network access, ownership or permissions issues. I will need to revisit this at some point in the not too distant future but for the next 3 days or so it will be on the backburner.