Convert points to lines using two point feature classes

Idea created by ADES_LMurray on Apr 18, 2013
    • dogtato
    • ADES_LMurray
    • Manuela61
    • forknuts
    I feel like this ability is already available somewhere and I'm just missing it.  Currently, the easiest way to create a line feature from two point feature classes is to use the XY to Line tool in ArcToolbox.  However, to use this tool, I have to add coordinates to each of the point feature classes, join the point attribute tables and export this as a table before I can use the tool. 

    It would be better if there was a tool that could generate the lines directly from the two point feature classes.