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I have huge number of x and y data . these are left longitude,right longitude,buttom latitude and up latitude. each row is an extent of a polygon.i'd like to create a polygon using these data without programming in ArcGIS. is there any tool to create polygon automatically? enter image description here

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Try ET Geowizards Generate (Import from Text) and use a Box type.

If new to this free (some tools only) ArcGIS addon, go to

For this you need to do a some simple formatting of your excel to be

id,xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax - formatting is explained in the tool help.

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