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Has the Generate Near Table tool in ArcMap 10.2.1 been modified to no longer find the nearest distance between each feature in the input datasets and the closest point of each Near feature?

Question asked by sgonzales3001 on Apr 20, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2016 by dblanchardesri-ca-esridist

In ModelBuilder,  have an input point feature class with a varying number of points (rows) that require a closest distance value to 9 polygon feature classes.

In ArcMap 10.0, I can set parameters in the Generate Near Table tool to output a table with a row for each point of the input feature class (IN_FID) and the nearest distance to each of the Near features. For instance, if I have 2 points in the input feature class and 9 polygon Near feature classes that I wish to obtain the nearest distance to, the resultant table contains 18 rows, one for each of the IN_FIDs and its distance to each of the NEAR_FIDs.

In ArcMap 10.2.1, the same parameter settings result in a table with only 2 rows, one for each IN_FID and only the closest point of the closest Near feature. With this result, I will have to run the tool 9 times and then merge the tables to get one table with each distance.

I would like to use the additional Method parameter to acquire these near distance geodesically for better accuracy but am disappointed in having to run the tool this often.

Am I missing some setting here? Or, is there another tool I can use to obtain these same results?

I have attached screenshots of the v10.0 and v10.2.1 model, settings and resultant tables.

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