I'm running model that processes line features into a raster, and I'm using a raster to point tool to further sieve the result.

When the model hasn't run yet, these are the tool parameters: enter image description here

As you can see, the result is as a GDB feature class, and everything work perfectly.

Yet after running the tool once, the output now has a .shp appended to it, and since it's written in a gdb, it obviously throws an error.

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Is there a way to override this or is it a bug?

This is the only tool that does so in a model with more than 150 tools.

  • The %ver% is not inserting a \ ?
    – BERA
    Aug 4, 2016 at 6:17
  • @Björn No, its a variable that I add to all the outputs to track the versioning, it's a project still in work.
    – HDunn
    Aug 4, 2016 at 6:20
  • A roundabout solution could be to allow it to create a temporary shapefile and then copy features to a feature class in your geodatabase Aug 4, 2016 at 9:21
  • What would %ver% typically hold? May be it is an invalid character like a space so the tool is defaulting to a shapefile which would allow such characters?
    – Hornbydd
    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:03
  • @Hornbydd a two digit number
    – HDunn
    Aug 4, 2016 at 12:10

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I'm having the same problem with a model I created in 10.3.1. My model iterates through a bunch of tile boundary feature classes residing in a file GDB and uses each tile as an extent to contour a DEM. In 10.4 the contour tool appends a .shp to the end of my feature class name and throws an error. It doesn't happen in 10.3.1, so I'm guessing its a pesky bug.

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