How can I merge an entire Geodatabase in the ESRI (ArcView) ModelBuilder? I have several FeatureClasses created into the GDB and in the model I plan to merge them all. Right now I have imported all the FCs by hand into the Model. This is not the solution I am aiming for because the names and the amount of FCs could vary.
You can accomplish this using this python script, here is the syntax:
import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = "C:\\temp\\test.gdb" fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses('','') arcpy.Merge_management(fcList, "Merge")
Just change the env workspace to match your geodatabase path.
You can Batch this process by creating an Input Table. This will allow you to load as many FCs as you like. It would probably be beneficial if they are all located in the same directory.