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create points from xlsx problem

Question asked by rafaelr on Feb 9, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2012 by rafaelr

not sure this is the right forum, but here goes:

i have an xlsx workbook with a couple of worksheets containing xy coordinates and some other attributes and i´d like to create point shapefiles from it.
In the catalog window the xlsx shows up as feature dataset and the worksheets as point feature classes. so i try to just drag one of the feature classes to the toc and it gets added, but no actual points show up. i tried refreshing the feature dataset in the catalog window and all the feature classes showed up as "NoGeometry" afterwards. now i basically can´t do anything with it (export to shapefile from the catalog window doesn´t work, when i drag it back into toc, it only shows an empty attribute table). Only workaround so far is to convert the xlsx back to an old xls, then i can go the "old route" of adding the table and creating an XY event layer.

I can´t imagine this is the intended behaviour, so i´d appreciate any tips on how to fix this.