Using Iterate Files in model builder to convert polygons to rasters

Discussion created by biggsa on Aug 4, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2011 by jbarrette-esristaff
I'm trying to create a model that will run through a folder and convert several hundred polygons into rasters. Model builder will not allow me to set the File output by the iterator as the input for the Convert Polygon to Raster function without first specifying a file extension for files that it will iterate. I'm at a loss here since shapefiles are obviously made up of multiple files so I can't tell it to just use a single extension. Any advice?