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Join disappears

Question asked by jwb196 on Jan 22, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 14, 2015 by jamespierce1978



I have a join set up between a feature class and an Excel table and everything works great.


When I open a second mxd that has the same join set up between the same feature class and Excel table, the join disappears.  When I try to recreate the join, I get this message


Failed to connect to database

General Function failure

External table is not in the expected format.


Is there a work around for this?  The table has to stay in Excel format so that other non-GIS users can make updates to it.