I am trying to import a table from Excel into a file geodatabase. The table comes in after the import with all alphanumeric values missing, the field is just blank. The same values are missing if I view the excel table in ArcCatalog. I tried formatting the field as a TEXT data type field in excel and then trying again with the same result. I also created a new TEXT data type field and pasted all values, deleting the other field; however, this also gave me the same result. I have formatted the table as a 97-2003 for compatibility, formatted all field names accordingly and removed any excel formatting, keeping only values in the table. I could not find any posts regarding this issue, forgive me if didn't look hard enough. Any help would be appreciated.