I don't know what's going wrong when I try to join a shapefile with an .xls or CSV. I do have the same identifier in both files. The joined file has all the expected columns but they are all empty.

What am I doing wrong?

  • Are they the same type? That is are they both text, for example? Or is one a number and the other text?
    – Fezter
    Apr 29, 2016 at 20:13

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Ensure the identifier field in both files are the same type. That is make sure they're both text or both numeric.

  • Thanx! I got it.
    – Pimpel
    Apr 29, 2016 at 20:23

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