Automatic naming of outputs in Model Builder

Discussion created by bgfield on Jan 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 26, 2012 by bgfield
I'm pretty new to Model Builder so I'm hoping I don't sound too stupid here!

I've got a model that's using a variable referencing 245 .txt files that will be converted to feature class via the ASCII 3D to Feature Class tool.  I was able to create a table in Excel with the filepath of all the .txt files I'll be using and past it into the inputs, but when I connect the data to the tool, the names of the output feature classes are empty.  I'd hate to have to manually type in the filename for each of the 245 inputs, and I feel there must be a way to automate this.  Could someone help me out?