I am trying to set up a temporal layer as outlined here (Note, I'm using ArcGIS Pro instead of ArcMap):
My data consists of one set of polygon features (Parcels) representing agricultural land parcels (Fields: Parcel ID, Parcel Name) and a seperate table (pH_Values) containing soil ph values on specific dates (Fields: Parcel ID, pH).
Parcels: Parcel ID, Parcel Name
pH_Values: Parcel ID, pH, Date
I have followed the instructions at the above link to create a one-to-many relate with Parcel ID as the relate field.This seems to work fine.
My issue is when I try to enable time on the polycon layer. I right-click properties -> Time and Select Layer TIme (Each feature has a single time field). However the only fields available to select are the orginal Parcels fields (Parcel ID, Parcel Name) and the fields from the related table are not present.
I am able to do this using a join instead of a relate however would like to figure out why the relate method will not work as I would rather keep the data in seperate tables.
As pointed out in the comments, joining still keeps my data seperate. My preference is to use a relate rather than a join since I think this is better practice in this case and it's also just bugging me why I can't get this to work since clearly it should.