Tools present in Catalog, not present in Toolbox

Discussion created by philm2012 on Jun 26, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2012 by philm2012

I am currently attempting to build a GeoProcessing tool which will automate the process of creating a point feature class from an Excel spreadsheet (a .csv file in this case). In Catalog, you simply browse to the spreadsheet you want to work with, right click, select Create Feature Class -> from XY Table, and if your spreadsheet is labelled properly (3 columns: Station, X, Y) you simply need to point it to where you want your shape to go and you're done. However, there does not appear to be a GeoProcessing tool which accomplishes this same task. Ultimately, I'd like to take that spreadsheet, create a point feature class, and bring it back into the map document I'm working on with an automated tool. All the user should have to do is point the tool at the location of the spreadsheet and the tool will do the rest.

Does anyone have any ideas of a tool that might allow me to do this?

Thank you very much in advance for any help