Geoprocessing Services - Directory Parameter

Discussion created by amymapsmith on Nov 1, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 26, 2012 by amymapsmith

I have a script tool that processes multiple files in a directory specified by the user. The user also defines the output directory. When shared as a Geoprocessing Service, it seems as if the user is unable to browse for and/or enter these folder locations, perhaps because they fall into the "container" group of input data types. One way around this might be to change the parameter type to "string"; however, this makes it less intuitive for the user, as they have to enter the exact path as text. Is there any way to allow them to navigate to a folder on the file system using a geoprocessing service?