Geoprocessing script project data source broken

Discussion created by jadams on Jan 19, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2014 by gyetmanesri-ca-esridist
I'm trying to publish a fairly simple Geoprocessing script that will allow a user to extract some points to a zipped shapefile.  When I try to publish this service to ArcServer 10.2.1 it reports that the scratch folder I'm using for the shapefile: "script contains broken project data source."  Here is the code referencing the scratch folder:

outputDir = os.path.join(scriptPath,"ScratchAPD")
if not os.path.exists(outputDir):

How can I get this to successfully publish?  Is there a different method of referencing a scratch folder that will be used in a geoprocessing script?  Thank you!