I love the idea of ArcGIS Pro, especially for non-GIS analysts to get one-off maps done easily and quickly.

The big question is: Does ArcGIS Pro join to excel worksheets like ArcMap does?

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    I think you'd get better answers for this question on GeoNet, not many Esri employees are on gis.stackexchange. Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 18:19
  • @JasonScheirer wish I could plus 100 that comment. Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 19:34
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    Thats, @JasonScheirer. TBH I didn't know if anyone had explored it and wanted to avoid and Esri upselling.
    – Jason
    Commented Oct 24, 2014 at 19:40

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At this time ArcGIS Pro cannot see or use Excel spreadsheets. This functionality might be added later, but I haven't seen any firm indication of when that might be. It is currently in Pre-release and due to come out with ArcGIS 10.3.


Yes it does now but it's not as robust (compared to mapinfo which does this very easily). See https://community.esri.com/groups/esri-training/blog/2017/05/26/working-with-excel-data-in-arcgis-pro

  • BTW: Works in 2.4 but not as robust or easy as Mapinfo e.g. you can't choose the field types as you add the excel data in.
    – LeasMaps
    Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 5:33

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