Merge Attributes Table without changing the Parcel Geometry

06-06-2023 03:48 PM
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Hello! I'm hoping to receive some insight on what tools would work best when merging parcel data from the attribute table without touching the geometry. I currently have 37 parcels with the same parcel ID but it can't be merged as one. What I've done so far -

1. Used the Merge tool by creating each parcel into parts, I've done this before with parcels that don't cross and I'm able to combine the parcel ID. 

2. Created new feature in parts, I drew out each parcel individually. I hoped it would merge the parcel data without merging the geometry. Unfortunately, since the parcels lines touched, ArcGIS Pro merged them.

3. Created new feature lines for each parcels geometry but the fields would need to be recreated then joined for each line, which would take me back to the same issue. I was also unable to separate the lines as polygons so each line created overlapped.

Thank you for your time!

- Benton County,WA

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Hello, could you use a spatial join?
1. Do a spatial join which will combine all the attributes of both feature classes, including the unique IDs
2. Then use the new feature class that was created from the spatial join
3. Or just field calculate the desired attributes, back into the original tables, using the unique IDs

Spatial Join (Analysis)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation

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New Contributor III


I tried the spatial join but it didn't work.

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