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I'm trying to use the distance tool to calculate the difference between two zip codes (5 digit), but my zips are coming in as string. I tried using the select tool to convert the data to spacial, but when I do it just gives me null values for the zip code. Any suggestions on how to convert the string zip to a spacial?
I think that you might want to download shape files from the US Census here. You can read the data and create a ZIP Code table and use the Centroid from the shapes to perform your calculations. The unzipped files have a ".shp" file. Input that file to get you where you need to go.
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