Creating a new dBASE table

You can create new dBASE tables in ArcCatalog or by using the Create Table tool.

The process of defining the new dBASE table's attributes is separate from creating the dBASE table itself. After creating the item, define its attributes by right-clicking it in ArcCatalog and clicking Properties. Because it must contain at least one attribute column, ArcCatalog adds a default column to the dBASE table when it is created. For dBASE tables, an integer column named Field1 is added. Add the appropriate attributes to your dBASE table.

  1. Select a folder or folder connection in the Catalog tree.
  2. Click the File menu, point to New, then click dBASE Table.

    A new dBASE table appears in the folder's contents.

  3. Type a new name for the table and press ENTER.

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