I have a point feature class, A, and I have joined data from another point feature class, B, to its attribute table based on spatial location. I selected the second option in the Join Data window ('Each point will be given all the attributes of the point in the layer being joined that is closest to it ...'). It worked perfectly and all fields from B (say Field_1 and Field_2) are added to A.

Then I added two new records to A (two new points to shapefile) and I want to join data from a different point feature class, C, to these two new points. C has exactly the same fields as B but their values are different. I want data from C to be added to the same fields (Field_1 and Field_2) that are already imported from B, but for these new points. I am wondering Is there any way that I can join data from C to selected features in A (these two new points) in ArcGIS?

P.S. I am using ArcGIS 10.1 on Windows 7

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Instead of adding the two records to A, make a new feature class with them called D. Join the fields in C to your new feature class D. Then use the Merge tool to combine A and D.

  • Thanks for your answer. I was looking for a more straightforward solution but it seems that your solution is the best option. Accepted ;) @stanleykubrick
    – Monobakht
    Oct 11, 2015 at 16:48

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