Automatically update database

Discussion created by aecahill on Feb 2, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 by aecahill

We have a real estate database which is updated nightly on our server at 8:30.  We have all of our GIS data in a geodatabase, including our parcels file.  Currently, I have to manually join the parcels file within our geodatabase to the real estate dbf that is updated nightly, and import that as a new file into the geodatabase.  As you can imagine, it's a very cumbersome task. 

Is there any way to create a code or perhaps use model builder to automate the updating process?  I am not very experienced with programming but I am learning slowly. 

I really appreciate any input from you guys on how to do this.

Thanks so much,