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Problem with "Add XY data" - can't select x-/y-fields (dropdown empty)

Question asked by geonetadmin on Mar 3, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2014 by geonetadmin
Original User: maxhirn


I'm trying to import a spreadsheet with longitude and latitude coordinates into my Arcmap / Arcinfo 10 educational version. I have followed the instructions here:

However, the problem that I encounter is that in the Add XY Data box, once I selected my spreadsheet, ArcMap does not offer me any X- or Y-Fields to select. The respective drop-down menus are just empty (see attachment 1), even when I am using a super-simple test.csv file (see attachment 2).

Does anyone know why I cannot select/specify the fields for the X and Y coordinates? How could I resolve this?

Many thanks,