Hi all, I am looking for a way to create an automatic tool for importing excel tabular data(which are updated over time) in Arcmap using Model Builder tool. Is it possible to do it?

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11-30-2015 09:10 AM
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Hi all, I am looking for a way to create an automatic command for importing excel spreadsheets (which are updated over time) in Arcmap using Model Builder tool. Is it possible to do it? In that way I can run the model whenever new data are stored in tables excel. Many thanks, Daniela

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Have you tried (and do you have access to) the Excel to Table tool?

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Thanks for answer, No I haven't tried, as I would create an automatic model with model builder. I am using ArcGis 9.3

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I'm not sure what your options are in 9.3, but I don't believe Excel to Table existed then. Have you tried the Copy Rows tool?

I don't understand what you mean by you haven't tried the tool as you want to create an automatic model with model builder. I assume you will be using geoprocessing tools in your model?

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yes I am using geoprocessing tool and through Model builder I would create

an automtic model for importing excel table which are updated every month.

Do you mean to cerate a model using the tool Copy rows in Model Builder? I

can try it and check the result.

Thanks

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