The short python code below is intended to merge a series of files (GIS files) which are contained in a series of subfolders.
import arcpy import sys import os PointsMerged = r"C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\MergeOutput\MergedPoints" ## Provide name and path of the merged feature class pointslist =  if __name__ == "__main__": try: SrcPath = r"C:\GIS\Test_Workspace" ## Provide the path for data with subfolder here for root, dirs, files in os.walk(SrcPath, topdown=True): for filename in files: # check if 'Test' name exists in shapefile name if filename.find("Test") == 0: print os.path.join(root, filename) points = str(os.path.join(root, filename)) pointslist.append(points) arcpy.Merge_management(pointslist, PointsMerged) except Exception, ErrorDesc: #If an error set output boolean parameter "Error" to True. arcpy.AddError(str(ErrorDesc)) row = None rows = None
Below is the result of running the script. As far as I can tell the script runs up to the print function, resulting in a list of all files found in the specificied workspace (directory).
C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.dbf C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.prj C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.sbn C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.sbx C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.shp C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.shp.xml C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test_Points.shx C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.dbf C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.prj C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.sbn C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.sbx C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.shp C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.shp.xml C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_PointsCopy.shx C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.dbf C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.sbn C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.sbx C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.shp C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.shp.xml C:\GIS\Test_Workspace\Test Sub\Test_Points_2.shx
Can anyone see why the merge may be failing?