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Need to collect output files (Iterate Feature Classes) into single input to INTERSECT tool.

Collect values isnt working (wrong data type)!

Only precondition is available (see pic):

Any ideas?

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I just tested this using Append instead of Intersect (because I don't have Advanced license to do more than two input feature classes), but otherwise my model was the same and it worked. It was actually the first time I had used Collect Values which I was keen to test.

The difference between your model and mine was that there was no connection between FeatureClass and Intersect/Append. Delete that connection and then you should be able to add a connection from Output Values to Intersect that is not a precondition.


This appears to be bug number NIM052331 which currently has a status of Declined - if this is affecting you the best course of action may be to report it to your local Esri support. A workaround would be to use Python/ArcPy rather than ModelBuilder to do this.

share|improve this answer Isnt working see discription for "collect values"… its says: The Collect Values tool is designed to collect output values of an iterator or to convert a list of multivalues into a single input. The output of Collect Values can be used as input to tools like Merge, Append, Mosaic, and Cell Statistics. – Vasiya Aug 23 '12 at 8:20
I was hoping that Intersect was enough like the other tools for it to work just like them, but it looks like the input grid for it is expecting a list with feature class and rank pairs whereas Append just wants a list of feature classes. I'd say that this is the issue Declined for attention in NIM052331 ( and that you may want to take it up with your local support. – PolyGeo Aug 23 '12 at 9:41
thx for your help – Vasiya Aug 23 '12 at 11:11

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