Model Builder Help w/Geoprocessing

Discussion created by jgslauen on Dec 19, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2012 by dhoneycutt-esristaff
Hi All,

I have a shapefile of municipal boundaries and another of lights.  I want to select, and count the lights within each boundary and then write the result to a file or even simply get count of the number within model builder, to keep it simple.

Anyone have any simple ideas on how can I do this without making a series of select by attribute and then select by location tools?

Furthermore how could I write out the count of these records to a file?
I know there are tools within model builder I'm just not aware of - I'm fairly novice to using it.

Anything you can tell me will help.