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is there a way to handle an error within the arcgis modelbuilder? I have a model which iterates over hundreds of raster files. some of them may be corrupt. i`m looking for a way in which the model builder skips any corrupt raster files and proceeds with the next file.

thanks for your help!

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Model Builder is great but has its limitations even with the new (to v 10) iterations and much depends on how you define 'corrupt'. While it would not be impossible to do what you want in Model Builder, I think it would get messy and you would probably have to write a script to test whether the file meets your criteria anyway. Therefore, it would probably be simpler to export your model to Python and add a try-except test.

I regularly used Model Builder to prototype a process and then export it to Python and add tests for validity, iterations etc. Just note that the export from Model Builder will not include the iteration but that is straight forward to add.

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thanks mappagnosis, that was my plan b. i will try it that way. –  user1504307 Feb 28 '13 at 12:03
I always opt for pragmatism over coercion when it comes to model builder :) –  MappaGnosis Feb 28 '13 at 16:38

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