I like to know if there is a solution to the following problem. I currently have a simple ModelBuilder workflow in which includes a list of shapefiles being copied. Within the workflow, once copied, I would like to batch delete fields from the copied files, but for some reason I am unable to perform such task. When I open up the delete field tool, I am only able to select the first row. The rest are all greyed out (disabled)

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If Shapefile you can only delete (single delete) one feature set.

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Or use Iterate with Feature Datasets (Geodatabase)

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Personally I would avoid the batch tool approach. Create a sub-model and cycle through the datasets using an iterator deleting the fields as necessary.

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