Hi all, I'm in desperate need of some help here (time pressure!)
I have a line shapefile with a blank field. This field needs populating with the ID number of a seperate polygon shapefile it intersects. There are 400 polygons each with their own unique ID number.
How can I get these numbers into the relevant line shapes? Some sort of scripting needed (hope not!)?
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OK I'm not satisfied
Joining a polygon to a polygon will ONLY work where a polygon fals completely inside the polygon you're joining to it. I want to use intersecting polygons if possible.
Also spatial joining joins every field of the join shapefile. How can I make it join specified fields instead?
I don't think there is a tool to let you do that directly. Did you set the Match Option in the tool to use "HAVE_THEIR_CENTER_IN"? Alternatively, you could convert the polygons to a point feature class, remove the fields you don't want and then run the spatial join with the polygons and points.