merging or appending 2 shape file

Discussion created by mkhenson on Feb 24, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 25, 2014 by jimcousins
working with 2 shape files, representing sewer manholes.  Shapefile1 had a field called "number". Shapefile2 has a field called "oldnum". Both of these fields represent id numbers given by surveyors in the field.  How can i combine these 2 files and have both of theise fields combined to one? Thanks for any help you can give.