Generate Near Table returns empty table

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08-13-2013 06:31 AM
SeanSultaire
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I'm trying to use the Generate Near Table tool to determine the how far each location in a point layer is from a layer that consists of a single line. This worked when I had an unprojected set of points, (GCS only specified) but this gave me distances in decimal degrees. When I go and reproject this point to convert them into UTMs (same projection as the line layer) and run generate near table it the process takes much longer and returns a table with no records. Right now both the points and the line are in NAD 1983 Harn.
One thing I do notice is under the properties of  both layers the line is a feature class and the points are listed as shapefile. Not exactly sure what the difference is or if that would be a problem.
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AmyKlug
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If you have not done so already I would definitly convert the shapefile to a feature class and try the tool again.
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