Add Field - Shape File

Discussion created by Rigwald on Jul 25, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2013 by Rigwald

I am exploring the possibility of using ArcGIS Online (Free Public Account and Explorer) with my new Global Studies students.  (So far, the Free Public Account appears to be more user friendly and stable.)  I found a nice shapefile that shows all the countries of the world.  I would like to add some fields so that students could add data and manipulate the map.  I want to create blank fields for students to enter data (Govt, GDPperC, Generic1, Generic2).  I have tried taking the dbf file out of the zip and editing it in Access, but when I put it back in the zip, ArcGIS Online couldn't load it.  Is there a way to add the 4 fields (ideally at the beginning, so they don't get lost in the plethora of data fields in the shapefile)?