field mapping merge options...no SUM

Discussion created by j_huff on Mar 1, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2014 by rfairhur24
So I spatial joined point data to buffer layer my problem is that the point layer has some outside data added to it (number of visitors) and this field is a txt field I want to add up this field so I know the total number of visitors from different sites within each buffer.  I tried to do a spatial join again but this time sum the visitors field but I can't choose that option.  Arc just lets me count, this doesn't work since that just gives me the number of sites not the number of visitors within each zone.  Anyone have any ideas?