I have hundreds of shapefiles that are stored in separate folders, which are within several other folders. Among the shapefiles I only need the ones that are named 'LAP010'.
How do I get that specific shapefile, merge them all together, then clip?
I know how to do it in ModelBuilder using an iterator, but I need to do this process 175 times and creating a script would be much more ideal in this situation. Currently in the model I have Iterate Feature Classes -> Collect Values -> Merge -> Clip. This works, but only 1 shapefile at a time. Unfortunately I do not have arc on my home computer and I am not able to access the normal internet from my work computer. So any help would be great.
I'm new to python, so any help and being able to break it down to a super simple understanding would be awesome.
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