I would like to be able to run a model that iterates through datasets and at one point extracts just a single point feature from within the dataset and save it in a different geodatabase. The problem I run into is that the feature class to feature class tool will not recognize my inline string for the path of the feature class. It wants me to point a feature class within the model to the feature class to feature class tool. Is there a way to "extract" a single feature class from a dataset and then use it as the input for the next tool in the chain within model builder?

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    Have you tried the select tool? – Hornbydd Sep 23 '14 at 17:07
  • Yay!!! Thankyou @Hornbydd! Can't believe I hadn't tried this yet. I used the Select Data (ModelBuilder only) tool. It is now working. At least this part... – GeoJohn Sep 23 '14 at 21:15
  • Perhaps you can write up a brief answer on this? It may also help to clean up the feature/feature class/feature dataset terminology in the question. – PolyGeo Nov 10 '16 at 22:12

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