Convert XY Excel to Points

Discussion created by kessler on Dec 13, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 14, 2011 by kessler
Hi all,

I've searched a bunch and can't seem to come up with the proper search terms to make a match in this newer forum. All I want to do is program the right-click in ArcCatalog (clicking on an Excel table) to Create Feature Class from XY Table.

This isn't a normal function (unless I'm searching for the wrong name) that we can simply use in Python.

I'm thinking I need to MakeXYEventLayer_management, then do something like FeatureToPoint_management. (At least that's what I get from older posts.)

Am I on the right track? Or does someone have some code to do this already? I can't believe I'm inventing anything new!!!