create feature class from text files

Discussion created by gistrain2011 on Jul 14, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2013 by bharold-esristaff
I have over a hundred csv files with point x,y location and attributes covering a large area. I need to create polygons (circles) based on these points location and their attribute. I need to do it in the batch mode. I tried to reformat the files to GENERATE input file format, then use arcpy.Ascii3DToFeatureClass_3d to create point feature class, but the problem is after converting to point shape file, all the attributes for these points were lost. There is only id column in attribute table of the point shape file. So I can not do buffer to get the circles. Can anyone help on this? Is arcpy.Ascii3DToFeatureClass_3d the correct function for me to use? I am using ArcGis 10.1 and new to python script. Thank you very much.