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Common tables and attributes tasks

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Last modified April 24, 2009
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Below are some common tables-related tasks and where you can go in this help system to find more information. Click the links to go to more detailed help topics.

In addition, there are many geoprocessing tools available within ArcGIS that allow you to perform tasks, such as data conversion and management, on tables and attribute data. Many tools are available with any ArcGIS license, although some may require an ArcEditor or ArcInfo license. See the documentation for the particular tool for details on usage, parameters, and licenses.

Common task or workflow Where to go for more information Available geoprocessing tools
Creating a new table

Creating tables
To learn about other types of data sources you can use in tables, see Creating new tables and About tabular data sources.

Create Table

Importing, copying, and converting tabular data sources Importing tables
An overview of adding datasets to the geodatabase
To learn about the importing process and the geodatabase, see How data converts when importing.

Table To Geodatabase
Table To Table
Table To dBASE
Copy Rows

Adding fields Adding and deleting fields
To learn about fields and their data types, see Geodatabase field data types.

Add Field
Delete Field

Displaying tables Adding and viewing tables in ArcMap
Previewing a table in ArcCatalog
Setting field properties, aliases, and table display options

Make Table View

Creating associations among tables such as joining, relating, and using relationship classes About joining and relating tables
Joining tables
Relating tables
Relationships and ArcGIS
Deciding between relationship classes, joins, and relates

Add Join
Remove Join
Create relationship class

Editing attribute values Editing values in a table
Editing attributes

Calculating the values in fields Making field calculations
Working with date fields

Calculate Field
Printing tables

Printing a table
Creating a layer from a table with x,y coordinate data

Adding x,y coordinate data as a layer

Make XY Event Layer
Using linear referencing An overview of linear referencing An overview of the Linear Referencing toolbox

Geocoding a table of addresses

An overview of geocoding An overview of the Geocoding toolbox

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