Near tool fails when feature class participates in join

Discussion created by ncurri on Dec 21, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2011 by SWendel-esristaff
Is this a bug? When running the Near tool on a feature class (file geodatabase) whose table is joined to another, the Near tool fails (error 999999). Remove the join or export the feature joined feature class to a new feature class or shapefile and the tool works.