Joins take too long in Model Builder

Discussion created by jboogie on Nov 10, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 10, 2012 by rfairhur24
Hi all,

I'm trying to write a script that automates a join and then does some reporting.

I'm not very experienced with joins and I'm running into a problem.
When I do a join manually (right clicking the shapefile and specifying the join) it does the join seemingly automatically.
However, when I try and do a "Join Field" in ModelBuilder it takes a really long time. Minutes.

Is there a different method of automating a join using python or Model Builder that runs faster?

Thanks for any help.