How to add text file or csv file to ArcGIS 10?

Discussion created by tukue2605 on May 19, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2012 by bharold-esristaff
I have a list of x and y coordinates in a text file with txt or csv extension. I tried to add them to ArcMap document but it does not work. I have used File > Add Data > Add XY data... and then selected the text file but It does show up the field as x and y coordinate. The text file has 1.2 million rows.

With regards,