Missing output variables in model builder

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07-13-2017 12:32 AM
New Contributor II

Can someone please tell me why when I drag tools into model builder they have an attached output variable. But if I create a tool in model builder that uses the same esri tool and drag that tool into model builder I see only the tool and not the output variable? The picture attached has an example, but I got the same result from a much more complicated tool I built that I am having difficulty iterating and I am wondering if this might be an issue. 

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You can expose the parameters as inputs

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/analyze/modelbuilder/exposing-tool-parameters-as-variable... and make variables from parameters

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/analyze/modelbuilder/creating-model-parameter.htm

have you tried to do this manually since I suspect with the tool inputs, the input and output is automatic, where with a model it might be assumed that they have already been preset

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You can expose the parameters as inputs

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/analyze/modelbuilder/exposing-tool-parameters-as-variable... and make variables from parameters

http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/analyze/modelbuilder/creating-model-parameter.htm

have you tried to do this manually since I suspect with the tool inputs, the input and output is automatic, where with a model it might be assumed that they have already been preset

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New Contributor II

Thanks Dan. Making the output feature class a parameter did the job. Much appreciated!

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glad it worked

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