Set/Overide Default Output File Names

Discussion created by mlacayoemery on Mar 1, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2011 by jyik001

I am using ArcGIS 9.3 and would like to set the default output file names that get sent to my Python script. No matter what I set as the default output file name when I add the script, the name gets an underscore and the tool name appended to it when I run it. This is not ideal for me. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Also is it possible to specify relative file paths? I created a tool to use self-organizing maps (SOMs) in ArcGIS called SOM Analyst and I am trying to make a tutorial that could be used in a variety of setups.

Thank you.