Problem: Adding XY data from a table that has another table joined to it in ArcMap fails


Attempting to generate a feature layer using the 'Add XY data' tool fails if the XY table has another table joined to it.


This is a known issue.

Solution or Workaround

This issue has been resolved in ArcGIS Version 8.1.2.

In ArcGIS 8.1:

  1. Remove all joins from the table.
  2. Create the layer.
  3. Join the table to the new layer.

    If your data is in an ArcSDE server, and is registered with the geodatabase, this problem will still occur.