If you construct a an intermediate filename using a built-in variables, the system won't modify them when the model is validated. (Note, %scratchfolder% is 10.1 only, %scratchworkspace% would be used in earlier versions).
will be interpreted at runtime as
Depending on the iteration, the built-in iteration variable used could be either %n% or %i%.
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I am using model builder to rename different dbf tables name, for the same using rename tool using inline variable %n%. The names are changed what I wish to do is instead of starting the series from 0, start it from 1, is it possible?