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If Data Type Is


Evaluates if the input data matches the specified data type.

Learn how If Data Type Is works in ModelBuilder


  • This tool is intended for use in ModelBuilder and not in Python scripting.

  • The tool has two Boolean outputs, True and False. Based on the condition being evaluated one of the two boolean outputs is true and the other false after the tool runs. These boolean outputs have to be set as a precondition to the downstream tools for those to execute if either of the preconditions is true.


DataTypeIfThenElse_mb (in_data, data_type)
ParameterExplanationData Type

Input data element to be evaluated.

Data Element

The data type to evaluate against.



This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes