FAQ: Why is the current model broken or displaying a red 'x'?
Why is the current model broken or displaying a red 'x'?
There are two reasons that the model may appear as broken:
- 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.
- 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.
- Right-click the model, and select Edit. Opening the model causes it to repair the change. This may take care of the issue.
- 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.
- From the Model menu, select Validate entire model to validate all the parameter values.
- Save the model and exit ModelBuilder.
- Run the model. The red 'x' still appears on the model but it should now run.
- Re-open the application, and the red 'x' should not appear.
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