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Bug: Cannot specify Output Dataset for the Quick Export tool when it is in a model

Description

Cannot specify Output Dataset for the Quick Export tool when it is in a model.

Cause

When the Quick Export tool is added to a model, the Output Dataset cannot be specified. Clicking the Output Dataset's ellipses button results in no action. Clicking this button should open the Specify Data Destination dialog box that allows the output dataset format and output location to be selected. This problem makes the Quick Export tool unusable when it is in a model.

Workaround

Models that contain the Quick Export tool that were created using ArcGIS 9.3.1 function properly in ArcGIS 10, meaning that the Output Dataset can be specified. Therefore, these 9.3.1 models can be copied and edited for use in ArcGIS 10. Additionally, the Quick Export tools inside these 9.3.1 models can be copied into new models that are created using ArcGIS 10.

To copy the toolbox and model, follow the steps below:

1. Copy the version 9.3.1 toolbox that contains the model that contains the Quick Export tool.
2. Paste the toolbox into a folder.
3. Rename the toolbox and model (optional).
4. Select the model, right-click on the model and click Edit.
5. Double-click the Quick Export tool to open the Quick Export dialog box.
6. Specify the appropriate input layer or layers by clicking the Input Layer’s drop-down box and selecting an input layer(s) or click the browse button to browse and select an input layer(s), and click OK.
7. Click the Output Dataset’s ellipses button to open the Specify Data Destination dialog box.
8. Specify the output dataset format by clicking the drop-down box to select a format, or click the ellipses button to open the FME Writer Gallery to view additional formats to select.
9. Specify the output dataset location and click OK.
10. Click OK to close the Quick Export dialog box.
11. If required, connect the Quick Export tool to other tools in the model.
12. Save the model.
13. Run the model.

To copy the Quick Export tool into the model, follow the steps below:

1. In the Catalog window, browse to a folder.
2. Click the folder, right-click on the folder, and click New > Toolbox.
3. Click the Toolbox, right-click on the toolbox, and click New > Model. (A new Model window will open.)
4. Open a version 9.3.1 model that contains the Quick Export tool.
5. Select the Quick Export tool in the version 9.3.1 model, right-click on the model, and click Copy.
6. Switch to the new model, right-click on the new model, and click Paste to add the Quick Export tool.
7. Double-click the Quick Export tool to open the Quick Export dialog box.
8. Specify the appropriate input layer or layers by clicking the Input Layer’s drop-down box to select an input layer(s) or click the browse button to browse and select an input layer(s), and click OK.
9. Click the Output Dataset’s ellipses button to open the Specify Data Destination dialog box.
10. Specify the output dataset format by clicking the drop-down box to select a format, or click the ellipses button to open the FME Writer Gallery to view additional formats to select.
11. Specify the output dataset location and click OK.
12. Click OK to close the Quick Export dialog box.
13. If required, connect the Quick Export tool to other tools in the model.
14. Save the model.
15. Run the model.

Note: ArcGIS 10 Pre-Release Models that contain the Quick Export tool can also be used as a workaround following the same steps described above.

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