Will the ArcGIS frequency analysis tool work on a shapefile's attribute table or does it only work on a discrete/standalone table loaded in a mapping session?

Have loaded a geolocated address book into map and am trying to get a count by zip code (one to many), so I might join count to zip code shapefile and symbolize by "quantity".

  • Have you already tried using the frequency analysis tool on your shapefile? If so, what errors are you receiving? I believe that there should be no problems using a shapefile for that analysis.
    – MaryBeth
    Dec 8 '15 at 20:48

If you are trying to get a count of ZIP codes, you can right click your field and summarize. That will return a table of ZIP codes and the number of times they appear.

  • Won't that just be a histogram versus a table that can be loaded onto map session and used for join?
    – user63614
    Dec 8 '15 at 20:13
  • Perhaps you are thinking of statistics. Summarize returns an output table.
    – Maksim
    Dec 8 '15 at 20:14

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