miika.makela@iki.fi

batch merging shape files and dbf files

Discussion created by miika.makela@iki.fi on Mar 14, 2013
Hi all,

in the thread below, specifically message #13 Marcin provided me a very helpful Python code to merge shape files, which are nested in subfolders. The script has worked really nicely, but now I have an additional request if maybe someone can help with. I would need the script to ALSO merge dbf tables in the same way. So if the shape file name is identical -> merge. If the dbf file name is identical -> merge.

http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/60075-batch-merge-of-shape-files

I would assume it is just a minor tweak to the code Marcin already produced, but can't be sure as I'm quite code illiterate I'm afraid :)

thanks for any help.

Miika

p.s. a bonus would be if anyone would know how I could implement this as a tool in models. I can bring it in as a script to arctoolbox, but how to set the parameters (input & output locations)?

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