The following images will show my model. I used a piece of Python script and trying to get the output from it as a layer and use it for rest of the tool. However, I am getting error as displayed in one of the following image. could someone help me on solving this problem.

Python Script Used in Model-Builder Error Code After Running the model

import arcpy
from arcpy import env
import os
arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True
#env.workspace =arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses()
# Copy shapefiles to a folder 
for fc in fcList:
    for fc in fcList:
        print fc[-13:-4]
        if fc[-13:-4]==Match_F:
            arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management('in_memory\fc', 'in_memory\output','')

ERROR 00229: Cannot open C:\User\Documents\ArcGis\Default.gdb\Rel_AA_001_Compari Failed to execute (Make Feature Layer)

  • Please always include errors as text rather than pictures so that they can be searched for. I suspect that you will have trouble attracting a potential answerer to this one because you are showing us your whole model and code instead of extracting a minimal test model and test code out.
    – PolyGeo
    Mar 17, 2016 at 4:43
  • I added my code and took out extra information. I believed the error can be shown as screenshot.
    – Koush
    Mar 17, 2016 at 4:55
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    – PolyGeo
    Mar 17, 2016 at 5:28
  • OK, Thx for clear answer and helping others. I relay appreciate your help and others. I found this web site very helpful and valuable. Thx again for all your/others support.
    – Koush
    Mar 17, 2016 at 5:32
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    I can see the error message in your picture, but we ask for error messages as text, so that searches by other people experiencing the same error can see it too.
    – PolyGeo
    Mar 17, 2016 at 6:38

1 Answer 1


I just add one more line to get parameter as text and then I created a script or Python tool. The parameters for this tool are: 2 inputs and 1 output. I also added an arcpy. Deletemanagement before output to clean the output after each run. Also I took out the in_memory function from the make feature layer line, then added an extra variable and equaled it to the name/value from iterator and used it for entire script.

  • This answer would be more useful if you included a working code snippet instead of describing how a non-working code snippet would need to be modified to make it work.
    – PolyGeo
    Apr 7, 2016 at 1:43

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