I've got three point shapes with different fields that I cannot seem to merge as I get ERROR 000229: cannot open 'name of shapefile'. Instead of solving this error, I wanted to try something different: in edit mode, I selected and copied all points into a new shapefile. However, all attributes got lost.
Now I would like to somehow migrate the values from the field 'TOP', which is present in all source shapefiles, to the new shapefile.
I know there is a possibility to extract values from a raster dataset ('Extract Values to Points'). Is it also possible to extract values FROM points, to points in a different shp if they are in the exact same location?
EDIT: In a comment below, I was advised to try Spatial Join which by the look of it would suit my needs perfectly, except that I get the same ERROR 000229. I guess I just have to solve my initial problem.