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Spatial Join gives <Null> to joined features

Question asked by Mir384 on Jun 12, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2018 by Mir384

When I try to spatially join event data (points) and shapefiles (polygon) it does run, however, it displays the polygon attributes as <Null>. Both datasets cover the African continent. As far as I checked both files use the same coordinating system. 

This is what I inserted in the spatial join function:

Target features: point data (10,335 obs)

Join features: polygon data (816 objects)

Join one to one

Intersect / within etc. all give same result

 

Join_count gives me 0. Also, when I use the polygon data as target and point data as joined features the programme doesnt run at all and gives me: Invalid SQL syntax[near "IN": syntax error].

 

Anybody who knows what I am doing wrong?

Thanks!

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