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    Anna Henriksson
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    Default Create a shapefile from database table

    Hi,

    I have a table in Access and I want to use it as a shapefile in ArcGIS. I've tried just adding the table and then right click the layer > display xy data, and then data>export data for the xy-data file. But the output from that is missing almost all values, it is just the first 4 columns that gets values the rest are just 0. What am I doing wrong?

    Grateful for answers!

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    Timothy Hales

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    Lightbulb Re: Create a shapefile from database table

    It probably has something to do with your table fields having invalid characters. Here is a KB Articles on How To: Format a table in Microsoft Access for use in ArcMap

    Formatting a table in Microsoft Access for use in ArcGIS
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