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I am using ArcMap 10.

I have points layer which the attribute looks like this:

FID Shape ID   Lat       Long
0   Point 2065 -5.51666  106.48333
1   Point 2319 21.93333  120.73366

I also have polygons layer :

FID Shape ID   
0   Polygon 0  
1   Polygon 0

How could I join both attribute file so that it become

FID Shape ID   Lat       Long          FID2    Shape

0   Point 2065 -5.51666  106.48333     1       Polygon
1   Point 2319 21.93333  120.73366     1       Polygon
2   Point 2304 22.93333  129.73366     3       Polygon

The actual case is, there are points that fall within one polygon.

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I think this classic point-in-polygon overlay operation is best handled using the Intersect_analysis tool wich:

Computes a geometric intersection of the input features.

If you input a feature class or shapefile of points, and another with polygons, then the output is any points falling within a polygon have the ID (and optionally attributes) of that polygon added to then end of its attribute table.

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If the required output is polygon, it is best to use the Spatial_Join_analysis tool.

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