I have 8 separate geodatabases in which are contained tiled feature classes all of the same name e.g. TopographicArea. So that each of my File Geodatabases contain a feature class called TopgraphicArea etc..
I would like to be able to merge the feature classes from each geodatabase of the same type (e.g all feature classes called TopgraphicArea etc..) but as it stands I can't because the names are identical.
How can I rename, or append a suffix to, each feature class so that they can subsequently be merged?
Ideally I'd like the feature classes in gdb1 to be "1" in gdb2 to be "2" and so on and preferably to be done in ModelBuilder.