In short I have
The problem is whenever the MeadowID string includes alphabetical characters, the model falls apart, if it's just numeric values, the model works fine. However, sadly alphabetical characters are a must.
I've tried all sorts of things and just can't get it to work with strings. Can someone please point out what I'm doing wrong here or give me some guidance? would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
what is the field type/length for MeadowID in the subsetPointShapefile?
The "Model falls apart" is not very descriptive of the error that is happening, but it sounds like maybe you are trying to calculate a text value (sMeadowID) into a numeric field.
Of course, the spatial join tool will do this same thing in one swoop without iterating through the data.