I am trying to figure out a way to have my model perform its functions on the rasters contained inside the sub-folders of the root folder. I can't use the default iteration function in model builder because it only looks for rasters in the root folder. This is what my model looks like currently.

# Import arcpy module
import arcpy

# Load required toolboxes
arcpy.ImportToolbox("Model Functions")

# Script arguments
Basins = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)
if Basins == '#' or not Basins:
    Basins = "Basins" # provide a default value if unspecified

# Local variables:
Basins_Project2 = "C:\\Users\\straussk\\Documents\\ArcGIS\\Default.gdb\\Basins_Project2"
UnmaskedData = "U:\\SWEModelConstruction\\UnmaskedData"
Raster = "U:\\SWEModelConstruction\\UnmaskedData\\Raster"
SetNull_Rast2 = "C:\\Users\\straussk\\Documents\\ArcGIS\\Default.gdb\\SetNull_Rast2"
Output_Name = "C:\\Users\\straussk\\Documents\\ArcGIS\\Default.gdb\\ZonalSt_Basins_3"
ZonalSt_Basins_3 = Output_Name
ZonalSt_Basins_3__6_ = ZonalSt_Basins_3
Raster_Output = ZonalSt_Basins_3__6_
Basin_Raster_Output = "U:\\SWEModelConstruction\\UnmaskedData\\%Name%.xls"
Name = "Raster"

# Process: Project
arcpy.Project_management(Basins, Basins_Project2, "GEOGCS['GCS_WGS_1984',DATUM['D_WGS_1984',SPHEROID['WGS_1984',6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]]", "", "PROJCS['WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere',GEOGCS['GCS_WGS_1984',DATUM['D_WGS_1984',SPHEROID['WGS_1984',6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION['Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere'],PARAMETER['False_Easting',0.0],PARAMETER['False_Northing',0.0],PARAMETER['Central_Meridian',0.0],PARAMETER['Standard_Parallel_1',0.0],PARAMETER['Auxiliary_Sphere_Type',0.0],UNIT['Meter',1.0]]", "NO_PRESERVE_SHAPE", "")

# Process: Iterate Rasters
arcpy.IterateRasters_mb(UnmaskedData, "", "", "NOT_RECURSIVE")

# Process: Set Null
arcpy.gp.SetNull_sa(Raster, Raster, SetNull_Rast2, "\"Value\" = 55537")

# Process: Zonal Statistics as Table
arcpy.gp.ZonalStatisticsAsTable_sa(Basins_Project2, "Drainage_A", SetNull_Rast2, Output_Name, "DATA", "ALL")

# Process: Calculate Field (7)
arcpy.CalculateField_management(Output_Name, "Mean", "[Mean] /1000", "VB", "")

# Process: Calculate Field (8)
arcpy.CalculateField_management(ZonalSt_Basins_3, "Std", "[Std] /1000", "VB", "")

# Process: Calculate Field (9)
arcpy.CalculateField_management(ZonalSt_Basins_3__6_, "Sum", "[Sum] /1000", "VB", "")

# Process: Table To Excel
arcpy.TableToExcel_conversion(Raster_Output, Basin_Raster_Output, "ALIAS", "CODE")

My rasters are placed in folders categorized by their year and date so simply inputting them into one root file is not possible. Is there a way to perform this function on a file system like the following U:\SWEModelConstruction\UnmaskedData\2010\February\15 where the raster files are located on the 15, not the year or month they are just sub-folders to categorize data.

  • 1
    Have you tried Walk? desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/analyze/arcpy-data-access/…
    – phloem
    Feb 21, 2017 at 19:32
  • Can walk be performed in conjunction with iteration or does it replace it?
    – user92047
    Feb 21, 2017 at 19:51
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    It replaces it. But now that I look at what you've got, why not just change "NOT_RECURSIVE" to "RECURSIVE" in your model?
    – phloem
    Feb 21, 2017 at 20:10
  • Your right that does run everyone of my files Thank you. I have one more question, is there a way for the output of my file to still go to the sub folder?
    – user92047
    Feb 21, 2017 at 20:33
  • While there are no answers is an ideal time to revise what it is that you wish to ask in this question by using the edit button beneath it.
    – PolyGeo
    Feb 22, 2017 at 21:21

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Iterate Rasters in ModelBuilder should do what you need. Just set "RECURSIVE" to TRUE like @pholem suggested and it'll go through all the subfolders looking for those rasters.

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