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Issue with conversion of .dbf file into X,Y coordinate data for ArcMap?

Question asked by miweigel on Nov 27, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 28, 2018 by capcarter

I have a series of datafiles of all place names within several different countries saved as .dbfs that I'd like to display in ArcMap. Each row contains an ID as well as a latitude and longitude value; however, whenever I attempt the conversion ArcMap doesn't allow me to select the corresponding lat/long columns within the 'Display X,Y Data' action window. I've attached one of the relevant .dbfs and a screenshot of the issue to assist anyone who may understand this issue better than I.

 

I've skimmed through several online help files on this topic, but don't fully understand where the issue lies and/or what steps I can take to rectify this issue. Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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