Display XY data on a map

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12-09-2011 03:46 AM
mogesdeginet
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Hi all

I am trying to display an excel table (XY data of Coordinates) on to an exsisting map. I Have tried to add tha data using the add XY data tab by right clicking on the table and then add XY..but the X and Y fields i want to add are  ot showing on the drop down menu for the X and Y fields. I have tried to make a Feeature class from the XY data in ARC Catalogue..but still the same ..the XY fields are not there. I have tried to rename the fields several times but it seems i am not getting it done. Any ideas or any other ways to add my xy data? is there any other way i can create a feature class from my XY data?

Thanks
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mogesdeginet
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Nevermind, I got the problem. The file was stored as a text in Excel
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