Joining/Adding Attribute from a GDB File

Discussion created by georgemiyamoto on Jun 18, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2014 by curtvprice
This may sound like a very basic question, but I'm new to ArcMap and still trying to work my way around.  I tried searching, but wasn't sure exactly what to search for.

What I'm trying to accomplish is I have a shapefile with census tracts.  I have another shapefile (or GDB) that contains custom districts that I made.  I want to the census tract attribute table to distinguish which custom district it lands in.  Can someone please help me?  I thought it was a spatial join, but I may be wrong.  Thank you!