I have created a Python script tool using ArcPy. It has a File Geodatabase Table as output.

I want to add the script to a new Model in ModelBuilder in ArcMap. The Table output should be an "Intermediate" file in the Model. When I tried to right click on the Table to set "Intermediate" I noticed that option was greyed out.

In ModelBuilder, how can I set the Table to be "Intermediate".


Output_file_geodatabase = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
Output_table_name = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1)
Template_Table_Name = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2)

arcpy.CreateTable_management(Output_file_geodatabase, Output_table_name, Template_Table_Name, "")

... use InsertCursor to add rows to the Table ...

arcpy.SetParameter(3, Output_file_geodatabase + "\\" + Output_table_name)

So here, there are three input params and one output param which is the Table.enter image description here

1 Answer 1


You need to right-click the output of the script and choose Intermediate. More info about that here, at Esri Help.

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UPD: if the Intermediate option is greyed out, you have to make sure these things are true:

  1. The parameter for your output table in the Python script tool is Optional/Required (not Derived).
  2. You have the output table actually connected as input data for the tool in the model.

Here is the working model: enter image description here

Here is the Python script code behind:

import arcpy

out_t = r"C:\Geocoding\Atlanta.gdb\altnameOUT"


NB: you need to run your model outside of ModelBuilder to get your intermediate data deleted (ie run the model from a toolbox).

  • Thanks Alex. But the issue is that the "Intermediate" option was greyed out in Model Builder when I right clicked on the Table. So the question is how to enable "Intermediate" option.
    – alextc
    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:35
  • Can you add more details on how the model looks like, what are the output parameters of the Python script? Add this into the question please. Jan 22, 2016 at 4:53
  • I'm not certain but I think you need to have an arcpy.SetParameterAsText() in your Python script tool for that option to be available. Perhaps create a test Python script tool and a test model that uses it, to play around with and include as part of your question.
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:10
  • Yes, I have already set up "SetParameter" in the Python script. The output file is the Table, also set in the Script.
    – alextc
    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:14
  • I wonder whether that option needs a Text object rather than Table object. Did you try arcpy.SetParameterAsText() as well?
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:47

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