Joining excel worksheet to shapefile

Discussion created by stratasan on Sep 11, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2013 by Tonyalmeida
I am a total newbie to arcpy and I am having trouble finding good examples of joining an excel worksheet to a shapefile.

Basically what I am trying to do it join an excel worksheet with ZIP Code data to a ZIP code shapefile (only keeping matching records).  Once joined I want to export it as a new layer.

I've been doing this by hand for a year now and would like to find a good way to automate this procedure.

Thank you in advance!