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ArcGIS Model Builder

January 07 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Data

We are trying to standardize our gis data with a local agency and need to develop a universal naming convention for all of the data file names. Is there a way to create a model that can change the name of a file to meet the standard naming convention that we create?

Mapping Center Answer:

There is a Rename tool (Data Management Tools -> General) that can be used in ModelBuilder. To programmatically rename all datasets in a directory, you could use the various gp.List methods in scripting to list all datasets and rename as needed.

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