Automation pointers: add text data, apply coord system, export shp, add layer

Discussion created by markp on Feb 3, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2011 by markp
I'm looking for pointers (not spoonfeeding - although I wouldn't say no) on how to automate the following procedure. I've read the help for scripting and modeling and still can't see where to start.

1. Click Add Data, select .csv file (with same column headers as .dbf file: TimeStamp,Lat,Lon,Helevation,V1,V2,V3,V4,V5,V6).
2. Right-click, select Display XY Data, apply WGS 1984.prj.
3. Export as shapefile.
4. Add exported data to map as new layer.