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Using Field Map as User Supplied Parameter with Merge tool

Question asked by rob_ford16 on Mar 29, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2020 by JMutunga-esristaff

Thanks for any and all replies in advance!

 

I am trying to create python script tool that uses the merge tool but I am having issues getting the field map to show and populate as I add features. As of now, it won't even populate. However, if I recreate this using ModelBuilder, it works as intended. I am starting to think I need to get into Tool Validation.

 

Here is the part I am having issues with:

 

 

import arcpy

#input features. Set output for merge
polygonsToUse = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
mergedPolygons = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)

#get field map so user can remove unneccessary fields
fieldMap = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2)

#merge polygons
arcpy.Merge(polygonsToUse,mergedPolygons,fieldMap)

 

and here is a screenshot of my script tool parameter setup:

 

 

 

Thank you!

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