Relate Table Grayed-Out

Discussion created by wsimoneau on May 1, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2018 by wr_sfoo
Hi All,
I'm running ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 Advanced. I have an mxd using a point feature class that contains hunting blind locations from a SDSFIE 2.6 gdb (file geodatabase). I've been given hunting data results in an Excel spreadsheet (2007). Each has a "Blind ID" field thay I'm using for the relate. Both are "text" fields. I'm relating the Excel spreadsheet to the feature class (M:1 - more than 1 deer harvested at a given blind). I set up the relate in ArcMap, no problems encountered, but when I open the table of either the feature class or the spreadsheet & select  "Related Tables"  - the related table name is grayed-out. Any ideas of what  kinda brain cramp I'm suffering from?