I have a table that was created in Excel and saved as a csv. Add the table to my project, open the table and everything looks fine.
When I try to join the table to a shape file table, I select the field to join in the shape. But when I go to select the field in the csv table, the drop down of field choices is blank.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks
Hard saying, but you use to of my least liked words: Excel and Shapefile. The problem might be the type of field your spreadsheet/csv file is. Are you really using a Shapefile, or are you using a geodatabase feature class?
Import your Excel worksheet to a geodatabase table. When you do, you can change the field type of any field by using the properties function. If you are really using a shapefile, import it into the same geodatabase.