I'd like to join .shp to table by using AddJoin_management but I'd like to make join to an SQL Server table (not to *.dbf).

Is it possible to do?

It should look something like this:

AddJoin_management ("my_layer.shp", "ID", SQL-SERVER-TABLE, "ID")

This should be straightforward.

Add your shapefile and SQL Server table to ArcMap 10.0 or later.

Open, fill in the fields, and run the Add Join tool interactively.

Now go to Geoprocessing | Results and use Copy As Python Snippet on the tool to get the correct syntax in your Python script.

You may also need to use Make Feature Layer and Make Table View to make the shapefile and table accessible to Add Join.

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