Using Excel sheet to geocode xy (lat/lon)

Discussion created by megan.weiss on Jan 18, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2013 by MKennedy-esristaff
I have an excel sheet that I am trying to geocode with no luck. First I tried in decimal degrees which is the format in which I received the data, but it was either not recognizing what I had or putting it in a different hemisphere. I now have them in minutes, degree, second format, but now it won't let me choose my xy since it says its 'text' Does anyone know how to correct this so that I can accurately map my data? Thanks!