I'm using ArcMap and I'm trying to write a script that automates a join and then does some reporting.
I'm not very experienced with joins and I'm running into a problem. When I do a join manually (right clicking the shapefile and specifying the join) it does the join seemingly automatically. However, when I try and do a "Join Field" in ModelBuilder it takes a really long time. Minutes.
Is there a different method of automating a join using python or Model Builder that runs faster?