Display XY data on a map

Discussion created by mogesdesalegn on Dec 9, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2011 by mogesdesalegn
Hi all

I am trying to display an excel table (XY data of Coordinates) on to an exsisting map. I Have tried to add tha data using the add XY data tab by right clicking on the table and then add XY..but the X and Y fields i want to add are  ot showing on the drop down menu for the X and Y fields. I have tried to make a Feeature class from the XY data in ARC Catalogue..but still the same ..the XY fields are not there. I have tried to rename the fields several times but it seems i am not getting it done. Any ideas or any other ways to add my xy data? is there any other way i can create a feature class from my XY data?