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FAQ: Why is the current model broken after installing ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

Question

Why is the current model broken after installing ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

Answer

The current model is broken because it contained one or more of the tools listed below that had modified signatures in the version 9.3 release. These changes relate to the tool's parameter properties that are outlined in the following list.

ESRI avoids such changes as much as possible, as they are implemented solely if an improvement to the tool's functionality, ergonomics, or user experience can be achieved with the modifications.

For details on how to fix this type of error, please see the FAQ article entitled "Why is my model is broken, or displaying a red 'x'?" that is listed in the Related Information portion below.


Question:

Why is the current model broken or displaying a red 'x'?

Answer:
There are two reasons that the model may appear as broken:

<b>Reason 1</b>

The model contains a tool that is not found on the system. This could have been caused by the tool or toolbox being moved, renamed, deleted or a tool that is part of an extension that is not installed.

<b>Reason 2</b>

The model contains a tool with a signature that has changed since the model was created. A tool's signature or usage is considered changed if a parameter is added or removed, if the parameter order is changed, or if any of the following parameter properties have changed: Name, Direction, Parameter type, Default environment name, or Data type.

<b>Repairing the Model</b>

1. Right-click the model, and select Edit... Opening the model causes it to repair the change. This may take care of the issue.
2. Verify the tool nodes or data nodes are broken and are marked with a red 'x' symbol. If a tool is broken, and shows the 'x' symbol, select an option below:

- If the tool is a Script or System tool, double-click the tool to browse to find it, or delete it if it is no longer desired.
- If the tool is a model, right-click and edit it. Determine why it is broken in the same way as described above, or delete it if it is no longer desired.

3. From the Model Menu, select the 'Validate entire model' option to validate all the parameter values.
4. Save the model and exit ModelBuilder.
5. Utilize the model. The red 'x' still appears on the model but it should now run.
6. Re-open the application, and the red 'x' should not appear.

The version 9.3 signature changes are:

3D Analyst
·Topo To Raster - Extent parameter data type has been changed.

Analysis
·Near - Near Features parameter data type has been changed.
·Summary Statistic – Case field parameter data type has been changed.

Cartography
·Representation Management - Add Representation –Rule Id Field Name optional parameter data type has been changed.
·Masking Tools - Feature Outline Masks – Create mask for unplaced annotation parameter data type has been changed.
·Masking Tools - Intersecting Layers Masks - Create mask for unplaced annotation parameter data type has been changed.

Data Management
·Add Field – Output table parameter data type has been changed.
·Calculate Field – Output table parameter data type has been changed.
·Delete Field – Output table parameter data type has been changed.
·Analyze – Output dataset parameter data type has been changed.
·Change Privileges – Output dataset parameter data type has been changed.
·Calculate Value - Value parameter Data Type has been changed.
·Clip – Input template dataset parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Random Points - Constraining extent parameter data type has been changed.
·Make Raster Layer - Envelope parameter data type has been changed.
·Select Layer By Attribute – Layer Name or Table View parameter data type has been changed.
·Select Layer By Attribute – Output Layer or Table View parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Spatial Reference – Spatial Reference Template parameter data type has been changed.
·Flip – Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Mirror – Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Project Raster – Input Coordinate System parameter data type has been changed.
·Project Raster – Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Project Raster – Output Coordinate System parameter data type has been changed.
·Rescale – Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Rotate – Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Shift - Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Shift – Input Snap Raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Warp - Input raster parameter data type has been changed.
·Register As Versioned – Output dataset parameter data type has been changed.
·Unregister As Versioned – Output dataset parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Random Points – Number of Points parameter has been removed.
·Tin Compare has been removed.

Geostatistical Analyst
·Moving Window Kriging – Output Cell Size parameter data type has been changed.

Spatial Analyst
·Extract By Rectangle - Rectangle parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Constant Raster – Output Extent parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Normal Raster – Output Extent parameter data type has been changed.
·Create Random Raster – Output Extent parameter data type has been changed.
·Topo To Raster – Output Extent parameter data type has been changed.

Spatial Statistics
·Collect Events Rendered – Output Layer File parameter data type has been changed.
·Count Renderer - Output Layer File parameter data type has been changed.
·Export Feature Attribute to ASCII - Value Field parameter data type has been changed.

Tracking Analyst
·Concatenate Date and Time Fields - A new parameter Feature Dataset has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Date has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Date Field has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Feature Dataset has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Output Name has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Time Format has been added.
·Make Tracking Layer - A new parameter Track Field has been added.

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