Joining points to polygons - spatial join problem

Discussion created by lostingis on Oct 13, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 by nahmed-esristaff

I want to join a large(ish) (2271 points to polygons that cover the whole of the UK) data set of points to polygons based on location, so I get the attributes for the polygon that each point falls within in the row of data for each point. I have tried using the Spatial Join toolbox function but while the columns for the polygon attributes appear in the new table, all values are returned as zeros. Can anyone suggest how to fix this, please?