Converting an external data source into a geodatabase feature class

To convert an external data source to a geodatabase feature class, you use the import tools from the Catalog tree or use geoprocessing tools.

There are two ways you can import a feature:

When you import data that is in a format not used by the geodatabase, ArcGIS automatically converts it into data types used by the geodatabase.

Learn more about how data converts when importing

Published 6/8/2010