hi Jayanta. thanks for the reply.
no, the points have the data attributes already. i converted a raster to points so i could add extra point data. i just want to now convert back to raster. the resulting values of the conversion output appear to be nodata. i tried shutting down arcmap and rerunning the conversion and it seems to work when i do this. puzzled???
Restarting ArcMap/ Rebooting Machine has always helped in resolving many issues, especially related to any locked file or anomalies in geoprocessing tools in the middle of processing. Good to know that your issue is resolved.