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Tables and relationships play a key role in ArcGIS, just as they do in traditional database applications. Rows in tables can be used to store all the properties of geographic objects. This includes holding and managing feature geometry in a Shape column.

ArcGIS allows you to create and work with many different tabular data sources including geodatabase, INFO, dBASE, and OLE DB tables.

Follow the links below to learn more about creating these various types of tables:

For more information about what you can do with the different types of tables in ArcGIS, see About tabular data sources.

For more about creating tables in geodatabases, see Designing tables in the geodatabase.

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