Updating a shapefile

Discussion created by kokogeo325 on Jan 31, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 3, 2014 by timw1984dev
I am told to update a shapefile (add new records to it) before I can use it to produce a map. The shapefile is a point shapefile that show faciliies on a city map. The new records( new facilities) I have to add  come as an Excel file. In the attribute list of the new facilities in this Excel file, there is no longitude and latitude for the building, but attributes such such name, address, zip code, date the facility was built, etc..
Please, can you tell me what I can do to update this shapefile?