I am using Model Builder. I have used the 'Strip Map Index Features' (Cartography --> Data Driven Pages --> Strip Map Index Features) within Model Builder. Upon running it, it produces an output shapefile that has an attribute table. There are some fields in the attribute table that I want to hide or remove really. I tried to accomplish this using the 'Make Feature Layer' (Data Management --> Layers & Table Views --> Make Feature Layer). The 'Make Feature Layer' can take the outputted shapefile as its input and display a field map of which fields to show and hide; creating another outputted shapefile with an attribute table of the selected attributes.
Only problem is that this can't be accomplished in one step / iteration. YOu have to wait until the Strip Map Index Features tool is done running and produces the output file. You can then use this file as input to the Make Feature Layer tool. I'm curious to see if there is a way or method to connect two tools together like this to view only specific fields that you choose in the attribute table,
Any help on this topic would be of great help. I've already consulted one "Esri guru" on this matter but his solution relied on validation scripts to expose the attribute list. Not sure if I'd be able to accomplish this. Would need more direction.
From Model Builder, when I'd use the output of the Strip Map Index Feature as Input to the Make Feature Layer, a field map list woulnd't generate and I wouldn't be able to even pick fileds that I wanted in my attribute table.
But let me try using the Connector tool, as soon as I locate it. I'm not familiar with that many tools.
Correct....thats my issue. And yes I've tried the case to where could wait until the initial tool runs (Strip Map Index Features), stops running and produces "output", open another tool (Make feature layer), then use the "output" as input to the MFL...but that seems like so many more extra steps for the user (building this for a customer -- a not so computer savy customer), wouldn't you agree>? lol
I'll try the pre-condition idea and see where it takes me, as well as continuing to research. I appreciate your help and ideas, Thanks!