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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition by Michael D. Kennedy

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Making a Table That Contains the Student Data
____ 6. Open the ArcCatalog sidebar. Navigate to and highlight the folder
___IGIS-Arc_YourInitials\Student_Data_Collection.
Right-click. Select New > dBase Table. In the Catalog Tree, change the name of the table to Student_Info.dbf. (If New_dBase_Table appears in the T/C of ArcMap, remove it.) Add Student_Info.dbf to the map as data.
____ 7. Open the Student_Info.dbf table. You will see only two column heads: OID and Field1. Click Table Options and pick Add Field. In the window, type St_Name in the Name field. For the Type, choose Text. For Length, type 20. Click OK.
____ 8. Add another field called Armspread. Make it a floating-point number (Float) that can contain two digits overall (Precision value: 2) with one decimal place (Scale value: 1). Add another field, Height, with the same characteristics. Add Eye_Color as a Text Field of length 8. Finally, add St_ID as a Short Integer.
____ 9. Right-click the column Field1. Delete the field.

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