I have users creating data (shp) daily into a specific folder, I already know how to invoke GP tools to append these data sets into one. What I am trying to do is run a task (which I already know) to look into this folder and take shapefiles and append them together (same schema) into one dataset in another location.
If I have a folder (call it date) 042115 with 5 shapes inside 1,2,3,4,5.shp I want python to look into the folder and take these 5 shapefiles and append them together to another location. I know how to do this with the GP tools, but each day the files names change and I have to continually tweak the model to accomodate the changed file names. What I was hoping for was a python script that would take these (at a folder level) and start the operation without worrying about the specific names. I hope this makes sense, at a lower level I am trying to invoke an append.management operation on shp within a folder and export to another dataset.