I am currently working on mapping my local fire departments incident responses over the last three years. I have the data in an Excel workbook and would like to bring it in to ArcMap 10.2.2 to analyze and export data as a shapefile. I can get the table loaded to a blank map but when I try to display XY data (right-clicking in the TOC) the system freezes or crashes. When I search the tool box for the make XY event tool it finds it, but when I click on it I receive a script error message:
An error has occurred in this script on this page. Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.
What would be causing this error? I am not great with computers but I was wondering if it is because my Excel workbook contains to many features (almost 300,000). Or, is it because my computer is not strong enough to run this data and tools. I have an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Core Processor 5000+ 2.60GHz 3GB RAM 32-bit OS and running Windows Vista SP2.