Having trouble Joining a Table to A Feature Class

Discussion created by lyndy on Aug 4, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2011 by rfairhur24

I am trying to join an excel table that I have imported into my TOC to a layer that represents huts in a refugee camp; however, the join fails every time.

I have attached the data here if anyone wants to take a hack at it. The nonspatial tabular data file is called A5_Data_GIS_2, and the field I want to join is called housecode. The layer is called houses and the matching field is called House_Num.

Many thanks for any insight into why I can't get this to work.