Join Field should use indexes when they exist

Idea created by gyetman on Mar 28, 2011
    • drewskey
    • joralek
    • joneszb
    • jimscace
    • gyetman
    • jakek

    I'm using Join Field (Data Management) to append a series of fields to a shapefile with a large set of records (100k+). I built attribute indexes on the join field in both tables but it appears to make no difference in the speed of the join. It would be great if Join Fields used the indexes to speed things up.