Export Feature Datasets to Shapefile and preserve structure

Discussion created by fibbs on Mar 18, 2014
Hi@all from Germany,

probably my first post so here we go:

What I have is ArcSDE source containing several feature datasets (and of course feature classes inside them).

My goal is to export them all to shapefile and preserving the naming, i.e. when a dataset is called "Dataset A" then I'd like to have a folder "Dataset A" with all the feature classes converted to shapefiles nested inside.

I've tried several models (with iterators) but came up with nothing.

I hope everything's clear otherwise please don't hesitate to ask.

Sys infos: ArcGIS 10.1 (advanced license available)