I would like to run a process to:
1) find all shapefiles in muliple folders/directories (i.e., the directory for each differen folder is "G:\Projects\"variable project #"\GIS\Shapefiles)
2) Add a field for inserting "variable project #" from the file path name(i.e., truncate the file path name to only include "variable project #")
3)Then export and merge these features into a temporary folder.
...if I could even do stpes 1-2 above, it would be a tremendous help. This files are in a couple hundred folders and, due to the length of the file path, it is a bit onerous to try to batch process these manually...
Any help would be greatly apprecited,