Point Distance 999999 Error

Discussion created by nohammar on Jun 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2013 by dan_h_b

I am a fairly new user. I am just trying to get the distance from hospital addresses to other addresses within a certain radius using ArcMap. I did the same thing with another set of addresses and got to the distance output just fine but this time I am getting an error. So far the steps I have gone through are:

  • used geoprocessing to get the x/y coordinates of the addresses.

  • created an xy feature class

  • projected on the geographic NAD83 plane using define projection

  • reprojected using feature/project on a UTM Projected

  • used the point distance tool with same file as input and near with the xy coordinates

The error I get says 999999 after 7 or 8 seconds of running the point distance tool. I cannot find much other helpful information from the message.

I am trying to save the output to the same folder as the table with the xy projection. I saw another thread post suggest creating a new gdb folder and saving the distance output there (link to that post: I tried that and the distance worked without an error, but I cannot seem to find any openable file when I look in that gdb folder in windows explorer but I do see the file in the catalog in ArcMap.