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Model Builder - using Folder name as output file name

Question asked by neffets40 on Oct 9, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2018 by neha.sharma_esriindia

I have put together a model that takes all of the shapefiles in a folder and merges them together.  I basically need to know how to use the name of the folder in the name of the output merged file.  

For instance, let's say that I have a folder with a directory of "G:\GIS\Data\Birds".  So the folder "Birds" is my input folder and includes shapefiles of "robins.shp" and "sparrows.shp".  I want the output name to be "Birds_merged.shp" or "Input Folder Name & Birds".

I have tried using inline variables but then I get the entire directory for the input folder.  Is there a way to access the name property of a folder and use it in the model?