Joining in Model

Discussion created by cblinnmrc on Jul 27, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 5, 2011 by smehta-esristaff

I have built a model which joins a geodatabase table with a feature class.  the join works, but my values from the joining table are null.  I have read multiple forums about null values after a join, but cannot determine why this is occurring.

I loaded the feature class and table into ArcMap, and successfully joined the two together.  I need the model to perform this because the process is very extensive and will need to run in the future.  The model runs without error and I have determined that the joined data is null immediately after the join.

The join is based off a string field.  Both fields are of the same type.  I have indexed the joining fields before performing the join.  Everything else in the model runs correctly; calculations, import/export, so I am at a loss of why this is not working.

Any help is appreciated.