Spatial Join Slow

Discussion created by jkatzsam on Jun 20, 2013
Latest reply on May 2, 2020 by curtvprice

I'm using arcmap 10.0 SP5 to do a spatial join with a file that has about 61,000 observations, many of which are null, but it is taking an extremely long time (around 1 day). I thought that it would take a shorter period because I've done spatial joins with bigger files that took a shorter amount of time. Is it typical for it to be taking so long? Is there something that I can do to speed it up?