olsondc1

Using model builder to export selected features

Discussion created by olsondc1 on Sep 26, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2013 by ernosson
Hi all.  I'm working in 10.1, and I have a very basic problem that seems to be without solution.

I need to select data by year and season in a large point shapefile and export these selections to new shapefiles.  I am trying to use Model Builder to automate this cumbersome task, but there does not seem to be any way to actually output or save any of the temporary data layers created by the Feature Selection iteration tool.  I tried Make Feature Layer and Copy Features, but none of these functions will work iteratively.  Because the output file name has to be the same, the first output gets overwritten by the next iteration and the whole thing simply fails.  This seems like such a basic, fundamental task that I don't understand why it's not implemented better.  What is the point of having an iteration tool if you can't export the results?  Help?[ATTACH=CONFIG]27800[/ATTACH]

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