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I am trying to import an Excel 2007 data set into a personal geodatabase so I can convert coordinate systems. The data set includes point locations in Decimal Degrees. When I import the Excel worksheet, the latitude and longitudes in the resulting geodatabase table have been replaced with zeros. Why is this? This didn't occur with a different data set I have.



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Are the lat/lon fields in your XLS formatted as decimal numbers specifically? – Chad Cooper Nov 1 '12 at 18:01

If your lat longs are expressed in the Excel sheet with non-numeric characters you'll need to convert them to straight decimal values for the import to work.

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