Import Shapefile Data into Excel?

Discussion created by samantham on Mar 14, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2012 by samantham
Is it possible to import data from a shapefile into excel and edit it, instead of doing a join to a database file?

For instance in the image below is a shapefile of various counties in TX. Would it be possible to export the data shown below, open it in excel, add/remove/edit columns, save it and then open it back up in ArcGIS?

If my question is not clear, please ask for clarification.