Problem with "Parse Path" in Model Builder

Discussion created by dave_g on Mar 5, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2012 by bbicking-esristaff
Hey there,

I ran into a problem with a model I have created that uses the "Parse Path" tool. Up to now it has worked perfectly but since this morning I can't get it to work. I use an ID that is part of the name of an exiting feature class to create the name for a new feature class. Therefore I use the "Parse Path" tool with the parse type "NAME" to get the name of the existing feature class, and use the result in the "Feature Class Name" field of the "Create Feature Class" tool. So far so good, as I said that worked fine for me. But suddenly the "Parse Path" tool seems to add a closing quotation mark to the name of the existing feature class which obviously causes an error in the "Create Feature Class" tool (attached picture). So my question is: What is causing this and how can I avoid it?

Many thanks in advance,