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I have to write a script in Arcgis which I would like to use the SpatialJoin tool (arcpy) but I do not have the appropriate extension.

It may be a tool (or example of scripts) for doing the same thing but using the basic license?

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What kind of geometry are we talking about? Spatial join has different options for different data types, e.g. Points to Points, Polygon to Points etc – LarsVegas Sep 13 '12 at 11:46
Are you sure SpatialJoin need any extention? In ArcGIS 9.3, Spatial join is available in ArcVIew licence. – Alexandre Neto Sep 13 '12 at 12:59
ArcGIS 9.3 was the last version that had license restrictions on the Spatial Join tool. – RyanDalton Sep 13 '12 at 15:37
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I just looked at the SpatialJoin documentation and there does not seem to be any license restriction on it - at least at 10.1, and it is part of core so does not need an extension either.

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In 10.0 it doesn't need an extension of anything higher that ArcView either: Spatial Join Documentation – Cody Brown Sep 13 '12 at 14:47

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