add xls data to map

Discussion created by suliman88 on Aug 9, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2011 by jskinner-esristaff
I have got file with next data:
Latitude Longitude Date         Time Magnitude Depth Region
49.73 18.5         8.8.2011 15:51 2.3 2  CZECH REPUBLIC
36.41 15.86 8.8.2011 15:53 2.4 31  SICILY, ITALY
38.33 21.77 8.8.2011 15:42 2.5 5  GREECE
37.22 15.21 8.8.2011 14:59 2 9  SICILY, ITALY

I need to script that will add this data to map and save them to DB/SHP. I looked at ArcGIS docs and founded example how to do it with DBF file. But I can't save in DBF - only txt, csv, xls, xlsx.

The next problem some date will be dublicate. I need to way to delete dubles. What is the easies way to do it? Is it better to add data to DB than SHP? Maybe in DB there is simple way to deleting doubles?

Coud you help me to do it?