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I've built a model which interpolates series of data by IDW method and it works well. But when I tried to change method of interpolation to kriging I encountered some problems with using Z value field as a variable.
Here are some pictures that may help to explain my problem:
how the data look like: http://imageshack.us/a/img22/4167/l4th.jpg
IDW version: http://imageshack.us/a/img221/1879/qegc.png
I'm using 'For' iterator and variable for Z value field 'a%Value%' so every iteration is using next data field as Z values. And values of the iterator are preconditions to interpolation. It's is basically the same model in both versions but I don't know why the variable isn't working with kriging. When I open the Kriging tool I've got this error in Z value field:

ERROR 001000 Z value field: Field a%Value% does not exist

but in the IDW version it works well. Any ideas?

  • Obvious dumb question, your for loop is it looping over the correct range of values and not starting at Zero? Your example image suggests it should be over a range of 1 to 6 – Hornbydd Jul 5 '13 at 16:33
  • I'm starting from 1. The thing is that this model with IDW interpolation works but when I change the method of interpolation to Kriging I've got errors. But entire model is basically the same except method of interpolation. – Mat Jul 5 '13 at 20:17
  • Sounds like you've found (yet another) bug. May be worth logging it with ESRI. – Hornbydd Jul 5 '13 at 21:37
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    Thanks for response. It looks like it is a bug indeed. Anyway I figured out that I was using IDW interpolation from Geostatistical Analyst toolbox and then I tried to use kriging form Spatial Analyst. When I changed IDW method from Geostatistical to the one from Spatial Analyst toolbox I've encountered the same problem with iteration so I assume that this method of iteration only works with tools from the Geostatistical Analyst. – Mat Jul 17 '13 at 11:04
  • It might help to know that SA and GA are completely different, having been written independently at different times by different non-interacting groups. It would be wise to stick to one or the other during a calculation, if at all possible. – whuber Jul 17 '13 at 13:51

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