Iterate Feature Classes: (Multiple Wildcards)

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02-20-2013 01:30 AM
PeterWilson
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Does anyone have a workaround for me where I can specify multiple wildcards when using "Iterate Feature Classes". I need to search for feature class that have the following tile names within a directory of multiple folder such as 1: 2830* 2: 2831* 3: 2930* and copy the shapfiles (polylines) into a File Geodatabase for futher processing.

Wildcards:

2830*;2831*;2930*


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AndrewChapkowski
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Does anyone have a workaround for me where I can specify multiple wildcards when using "Iterate Feature Classes". I need to search for feature class that have the following tile names within a directory of multiple folder such as 1: 2830* 2: 2831* 3: 2930* and copy the shapfiles (polylines) into a File Geodatabase for futher processing.

Wildcards:

2830*;2831*;2930*


Regards


You can create 3 models for each of your cases, and then combine the models into one model.  Or you can try using python, which might be easier.
Your Python code would look like this:
import arcpy
destination = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
workspace = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)
arcpy.env.workspace = workspace
cases = ['2830', '2831', '2930']
for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses():
    for case in cases:
        if fc.startswith(case):
           print 'copy the data'


if you want to input your start with text, you could create a multi-value string and then split by ';'.

Hope this gets you on track.

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deleted-user-FYWnb7WVNuhY
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*Bump* I have a need for this also and have not found a solution.
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AndrewChapkowski
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Does anyone have a workaround for me where I can specify multiple wildcards when using "Iterate Feature Classes". I need to search for feature class that have the following tile names within a directory of multiple folder such as 1: 2830* 2: 2831* 3: 2930* and copy the shapfiles (polylines) into a File Geodatabase for futher processing.

Wildcards:

2830*;2831*;2930*


Regards


You can create 3 models for each of your cases, and then combine the models into one model.  Or you can try using python, which might be easier.
Your Python code would look like this:
import arcpy
destination = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
workspace = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)
arcpy.env.workspace = workspace
cases = ['2830', '2831', '2930']
for fc in arcpy.ListFeatureClasses():
    for case in cases:
        if fc.startswith(case):
           print 'copy the data'


if you want to input your start with text, you could create a multi-value string and then split by ';'.

Hope this gets you on track.
KONPETROV
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your code saved me, very nice

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