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David Fletcher

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Hello everyone,

I am attempting to join TIGER files of census tracts to tables downloaded from factfinder containing demographic data. I have done this in the past without too much trouble, but this time I can't get it to work right. Every time I try to join a table to the tract shapefile, the field I am trying to join on does not show up as an option.

Hopefully this makes sense. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this, or a similar problem when trying to join tables in ArcGIS 10. So far, I am completely baffled as to why this is occurring. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice with this.

Thanks!

-David

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Hello everyone,

I am attempting to join TIGER files of census tracts to tables downloaded from factfinder containing demographic data. I have done this in the past without too much trouble, but this time I can't get it to work right. Every time I try to join a table to the tract shapefile, the field I am trying to join on does not show up as an option.

Hopefully this makes sense. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this, or a similar problem when trying to join tables in ArcGIS 10. So far, I am completely baffled as to why this is occurring. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice with this.

Thanks!

-David


The fields need to be of the same type (text or number). Double check the properties of the two fields that your are joining. If they don't match create a new matching field in one of your tables and populate with the join attributes form the original field. Let us know if that was it.

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That was it. Thanks!




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