Attributes can be transferred to the table.
The question becomes what do you want to do with what you have?
I have used a text field (text) and an object id field (OID) as the transfer fields (Report by Fields option).
The highlighted polygon has 8 neighbors, this may not be the case with a Voronoi Diagram (Theissen polygons).
You can relay the info to Esri Canada... tell them I sent you
Thanks this is a great help! I should have given Polygon Neighbors a shot. I've clipped an example and created the attribute table like you suggest. My surpluses or deficits are indicated in the "Srpls" field. Any ideas for what I should do next to iterate? Here's a screenshot of my "Barn Polys", and some answers to your questions.
See the screenshot above.
And here's a rookie question, but why do you think I'm not showing any node counts at all? I'll pass on any knowledge to ESRICan!
Node counts is solely for polygons that meet at a single node and not along an edge.
Since there is no obvious starting location, the deficit polygons will probably become the origins.
The reductions in the surplus polygons will probably have to begin with moving surplus from them to satisfy deficits.
In your example, it might be useful to see the surplus/deficits summarized by area and perimeter
Thanks again. Yes my surplus values are created using area and other factors.
How would you recommend creating a moving surplus to satisfy the deficits? Is there a standard geoprocessing tool for this? I suppose once the Poly Neighbor table is created, the process wouldn't even require GIS, right? Or at least it's not needed to process first order adjacency. The moving surplus sounds much more complex.