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I have got the following problem: I want to dissolve all the shapefiles in my directory and save them under a different name (consisting of the same name and an addition "_diss"). I have managed to create the full path to the new file, but I dont know how to put this as an argument to the dissolve tool. I have tried "%Full path%" but it says that it is not able to save it. enter image description here

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How can I save the shapefiles with the names I have specified?

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Your setup maybe correct, however the name of the shapefile cannot have spaces. Replace all spaces with and underscore. –  artwork21 Sep 10 '13 at 12:07
Thank you it works. –  user21816 Sep 10 '13 at 12:19

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