Editing/Adding data to a new shapefile

Discussion created by lwethuseko on Sep 20, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2013 by TKONG
I created a new shapefile with all the attributes that I need and have an excel spreadsheet with the data I need to add on my shapefile. The problem I have is that I tried to join the two and the join was successful but it gave me a message taht says the data will not be added to the shapefile and I am confused what to do and I am not sure whether this is the right way. I am using ArcGIS 10 do assist.