joining features from database to shapefile

Discussion created by Mconst5 on Apr 1, 2014
Is there a way to use python to do a spatial join from data in an odc connection to a feature.

I have multiple queries in an access database that is connected to ArcGIS 10.2.1, and I have created point features from XY data as well as polygons.  However, without exporting all these queries to separate tables I want to know if I can join my existing points to the database queries directly using Python.

I do know how to call the queries in python from the database connection but not to link data to features.