Creating a new INFO table

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

You can create new, empty INFO tables in ArcCatalog. There are a number of rules to creating INFO tables:

Use the Create Table tool to create a new INFO table. This tool can be quickly located and launched from within ArcMap's Search window.

  1. In the Search window, click the Tools link and type "create info table" in the input box.
  2. Click Create Table to open the tool's dialog box.
  3. Browse to the workspace location in which the output table will be created.
  4. Type the name of the table to be created.
  5. Click the Table Template Name drop-down arrow to select the table, or click the browse button and navigate to the file in the Template Table Name dialog box.

    The Template Table Name is optional. The purpose is to use another table whose attribute schema is to be used to define the new output table.

  6. Click Add.
  7. Click OK.

    The new INFO table appears in the Catalog tree.


To create a new workspace, use the Create ArcInfo Workspace tool to create the INFO subdirectory. Coverage cannot exist as a physically complete file system without the information contained in the INFO subdirectory. INFO manages the tabular information for coverage's in a workspace.

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Published 6/8/2010