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