I am using ArcMap with a basic license. I have a layer of polygon parcels and a layer of point turnouts. The turnouts deliver water to the parcel, but are not located within the parcel.

My parcels have a text field for the Turnout Unique ID, for example (2019,2020,3410). I spoke to an ESRI rep and they mentioned a relationship class tool that is available under a standard license. I want to be able to click on a parcel and the associated turnouts are shown. Is that the only tool to do this task?

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I would advise that you do an attribute join. Assuming that both tables have 'Turnout Unique ID', right click on parcel in the table of content, click on Joins and Relates, and select Join enter image description here Use the following inputs:

  1. Turnout Unique ID
  2. Turnout points layer
  3. Turnout Unique ID

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if you want to keep the new joined table, you will have to export the feature class/ shapefile and give it a new name.

  • A join will result in the first turnout record only; subsequent turnout records will not be part of the output. Alternatively, select the Relate option. This will connect multiple turnouts to each polygon.
    – Stu Smith
    Aug 18, 2020 at 4:02

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