Joining Database with Map Layer

Discussion created by ccposton on Jan 7, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 by MBranscomb-esristaff

I have a database table (MSSQL) that contains additional information about my layer's features. I want to be able to show this information as part of the layer's map tip. The layer contains an ID attribute that links each feature to a record in the table. Can someone direct me towards achieving this?

PS. I assume map tips are the only way to display information in the map about features, since I haven't found any info about traditional labeling anywhere. I would prefer labeling within the features, so if anyone has any information about that, I'd appreciate it as well.