Sum of data from a cluster of points within a polygon.

Discussion created by Cheekychives on Nov 15, 2011
I???m trying to create a polygon layer (containing 624 polygons) that holds an added attribution showing the sum total of an integer field taken from a cluster of points contained within each polygon.

I can manage to do this the long hand way through the use of the Selection ??? Select by Location... tool. However, is there a way to do this more automated, as there???s over 600 polygons and some are hard to find. :(

Any advice would be helpful.