documenting gp tools with derived parameters

Discussion created by crispincooper on Aug 25, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2011 by crispincooper

I am documenting a script tool I have written by using arccatalog -> my tool -> item description -> edit.

This seems to work, except where the tool has a derived output parameter (for the output feature class/layer, which the user never sees as it's the same as the input one).  In this case, I am given space to document the output parameter, but no option to document the final parameter for my tool (which is boolean and not derived).

Is this a bug in arccatalog?  Any ideas how to work around?

Thanks in advance,