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I am trying to use this Reorder fields modelbuilder tool but for some reason the inline variable (%name%) for the output gets overwritten with each file pass until the last one. Otherwise it works fine, however, I need to process hundreds of shapefiles and rearrange the field order.

Any help or corrections would be greatly appreciated.

I've attached an image from the modelbuilder I am currently using. Here's the script:


Galindo Reorder Fields

import os,string,sys

try: import arcgisscripting gp = arcgisscripting.create() except: import win32com.client gp = win32com.client.Dispatch("esriGeoprocessing.GpDispatch.1")

FC_In = sys.argv1 NewOrder = sys.argv[2] FC_Out_WS = sys.argv[3] FC_Out_Name = sys.argv[4]

strFields = gp.listfields(FC_In) strNewOrder = NewOrder Layers = [""]

Get Field Collection into List

Fields = gp.listfields(FC_In)

NewOrder = string.split(strNewOrder,";") print Fields print NewOrder

x=0 #NewOrder enumerator y=0 #Layers enumerator (first)

Cycles through the input feature class creating field collections

while x

    Field = Fields.Next()

    if Field:
        Layers[y] = Layers[y] + "; "
        FieldName = str(
        print Layers[y]

Use Field collections to create Layers with proper order until all fields have been used

z=0 #Layers enumerator (second) LayerList = "" for Layer in Layers: if Layer <> "": if LayerList <> "": LayerList=LayerList + ";" LayerList=LayerList + "Layer" + str(z) print LayerList gp.MakeFeatureLayer(FC_In, "Layer" + str(z),"#","#",Layer) gp.addmessage(gp.getmessages()+ "\n") z=z+1

Collect Info about Input Feature Class

dsc = gp.describe(FC_In) fc_in_stype = dsc.shapetype fc_in_sr = dsc.spatialreference

Create new empty Feature class with desired fields

try: gp.CreateFeatureClass(FC_Out_WS,FC_Out_Name,fc_in_stype,LayerList,"#","#",fc_in_sr) gp.addmessage(gp.getmessages()+ "\n") except: gp.addmessage(gp.getmessages()+ "\n")

Append Records to new feature class

print FC_Out_WS + "\" + FC_Out_Name print FC_In gp.append_management(FC_In, FC_Out_WS + "\" + FC_Out_Name, "NO_TEST") gp.addmessage(gp.getmessages()+ "\n")

del gp

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I am really hoping that ArcGIS 10.2 will make re-ordering fields much easier –  PolyGeo Jun 12 '13 at 22:15
Galindo, can you upload the scripting code or make the whole tool and code available from some other location? I expect the problem is in the python code? –  Hornbydd Jun 13 '13 at 9:52
Sure thing, where can I upload the script to you? –  galindo Jun 13 '13 at 14:53
Can anyone figure out how to make this script run with an inline variable "%name%"? Right now, it just works with one feature class at a time and I would like to process multiple FC's and store the output in a file directory. –  galindo Jun 19 '13 at 21:36

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