Proximity / Near

Discussion created by ratnanil on Jun 10, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 by mdenil
Hello everybody,

I sure hope this is the right subforum. If not, please redirect!

I've been looking for hours for a simple tool, I can hardly believe why I havent found it yet! It's basicly what the "Near" tool does, but instead of returning the distance (or angle) of the nearest Feature, I want the tool to create a column with a value of my choosing.

For example: I have a couple of layer of points and one of polygons. The polygon layer has a column with the attribute "name". I want the near feature (in this case the polygon) to add the value "name" to the point feature.

Is that in any way possible? Thanks in advance,