I'm getting an error when I try in model builder to name the output of a buffered feature class based on the name of an input point file.
For example, I have in my input feature class 'teddy_bear_locations' and in my output the variables %Data Workspace%\Buffer_'%Name%' but when I look in the geodatabase, the output name is just Buffer_
I would like to have the output buffer as Buffer_teddy_bear_locations OR teddy_bear_locations_Buffer
If I use %Data Workspace%\%Name% it fails
if I use %Data Workspace%\Buffer_%Name% it fails with an invalid character error.
if I use %Data Workspace%\%Name%_Buffer it fails with an invalid character error.
The parse path is set to type NAME
The only time it doesn't fail is when I wrap the %Name% in quotes ' '
Not sure if this is a syntax error or anything else. I'm scratching my head here. This ought to be very simple... From all the examples I've seen it should work.
Chris Donohue, GISP