I have a database with a lot of feature classes containing shapefiles. What I want to do is to use ModelBuilder in order to iterate through all the feature classes and for each feature class go through the point shapefiles to extract a field value. The field value is then to be exported to an Excel file.

Workflow in model builder

You can see my workflow in ModelBuilder in the attached image. An Excel file is created but it doesn't contain any data at all, only the column headers.

How can I fix this?

  • Don't know why it is empty, but I can say your model is horribly inefficient, you have made the classic mistake of connecting everything in one model. You need to Collect your datasets into a list in a SUB-MODEL then merge and process in a master model. Have a look at this Q&A see how they are collecting in a sub-model. See that it is a model within a model. – Hornbydd Nov 26 '18 at 18:05

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