Joining Two shapefiles

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09-16-2014 04:31 AM
OmarTaha
New Contributor II

Hi, I have arcmap 10.2, and I have to shapefiles, I want to shape file one to read data from shape file two based on a foreign key in shape file one, is it possible to do that?? And this to avoid repeating data in the attribute tables.

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RiyasDeen
Regular Contributor

Hi Omar,

Have a look at this link, ArcGIS Help 10.1

OmarTaha
New Contributor II

Hi Riyas,

I have looked at what you mentioned, what I need exactly, is to know is it possible to join or relate tow attribute tables from two different shape files?

Thanks

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RiyasDeen
Regular Contributor

Hi Omar,

Confused a bit here, Have you got two shape files or two shape files and two tables? either way you can join or relate any number of shape files provided there is a common field across between the shape files.

OmarTaha
New Contributor II

I meant to join two shape files, not two tables, and I did it, Thanks

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

the term is merge if the geometry is the same