Dissolving Multiple Features?

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11-23-2012 07:08 AM
TomHutchinson
New Contributor
Hi all

Is there a tool or script which can dissolve multiple features?

I have many shape files which are the output of a complex model which I need to dissolve by a Sub Type field. The structure and attribute tables of all the features are identical.

I want to avoid building a model which has many dissolve tools running over and over again like this...

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Thanks.
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T__WayneWhitley
Frequent Contributor
I may be misunderstanding your problem but why can't you simply execute the Dissolve once by a field that is coded by the unique values you want to dissolve by?
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DanLee
by Esri Regular Contributor
Esri Regular Contributor
You can use Iterate Feature Class to loop in one shape file at a time to run the same Dissolve process.
Take a look of the example in this Help topic:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Examples_of_using_iterators_in_ModelBu...
It also explains how to use an inline variable for output names.
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