JOIN and then export to Shapefile in ArcInfo 10

Discussion created by Norton on Jan 31, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2011 by clm42
I have a standalone table (property data) and feature class (property boundaries) in the same personal geodatabase that need to be (1) JOINED together (table to feature class) and then exported to a new Shapefile.

I can certainly do this in ArcMap, but it's a tedious process I'd rather automate in a Python script. Seems like the sequence should simply be:

  1. JoinField tool

  2. Copy_Features tool

Does anyone know if I need to also use a "Make Feature Layer" and "Make Query Table" FIRST before going to a JOIN and COPY FEATURES?