Adding XY data from Excel

Discussion created by lroeckel on Jun 17, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2014 by iamurray
Hey there,

I'm new to ArcGis and a little bit lost. I want to add XY data to layer from an excel sheet by using the "add XY data" function in the toolbox. These last few days everything worked out just fine but now it will only let me select either layer or features class files but no tables.
I did import those very tables to another map, so I would think that it should work for this map too, but yet it won't. They are saves in the .xls format.

I'm quite clueless how to fix this and would appreciate your help a lot.