Manually geocode a non-spatial table

Idea created by puhl on Mar 21, 2011
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    Sometimes a non-spatial table doesn't contain an address field or any other useful fields from which to geocode. It would be great to be able to click/select a record in the table, then a location on the map, to manually add a spatial component to the record. Continue selecting individual records and digitizing features and your table becomes a feature class.

    Yes, this can be done by creating a key field in the table, then create a shapefile and populate a key field in it, then do a join; but a more direct method would be great. To basically create the shape attribute field and populate it on the fly is the idea.

    Thanks.