I am using Arc Map 10.2 and I have a shapefile consisting of parcel data. I would like to create a shapefile/layer from the existing parcel shapefile by using a table that consists of a list of addresses that match up to the attribute associated with the parcel layer.

  • I'm not clear on what you're trying to do. Do you just want to join attributes from the table to the shapefile? A you trying to create a new shapefile based on a selection/subset of parcels? What is the relationship between the shapefile attributes and the list of addresses - do the parcels have an address attribute or some other common attribute? Does the list of addresses represent parcels that all share a common attribute within the shapefile, but you don't have a common attribute like the address between the list and shapefile to join on?
    – Chris W
    Apr 27, 2015 at 20:18

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It sounds like all you need is a simple join. Use the join tool and use a common field to combine the table and shapefile together.

ESRI Help: About Joining and Relating Tables

EDIT: I see now it is a new shapefile you want. In that case I would still do the join and then save the joined shapefile as a new shapefile.

  • Assuming this is what asker is trying to do, you could also use the Join Field tool to eliminate the step of exporting/saving the result to a new file.
    – Chris W
    Apr 27, 2015 at 20:19

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