I am faced with a challenge. I have shapefile from the government of Canada and I need to add extra 4 columns to the attribute table from other databases released by the government. How do I fill them automatically?

As after I add the four columns to the attribute table, I need to fill them with the values I have from the other DBs and there is no way I do it one by one; it is over 12000 cells to be filled!

Do you have a suggestion or method that would allow me to stitch these dBs to the shapefile?

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    If the tables share a common ID field you can use the Join Field tool in ArcMap.
    – Hornbydd
    Commented Jul 12, 2021 at 23:35
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    That is awesome! it worked on QGIS as well! Thanks man Commented Jul 13, 2021 at 0:34
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    Please add a tag for the software you are using.
    – Aaron
    Commented Jul 13, 2021 at 3:28


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