How do I join an excel data set to a shapefile in ArcMap 10.1?

Discussion created by aliawilkinson on May 12, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2014 by rfairhur24
I'm attempting to join a Table of veteran levels of education in populations over 25 in the Los Angeles county area to a shape file of Los Angeles. Both files were downloaded from the census. I've attempted to convert the table from csv to dbs, change formatting of the cells, change column formatting, etc. and I can not get it to join to the shape file.

Does anyone have any suggestions? This is for an assignment and my professor cannot figure it out either.