distance matrix in arc 9.3

Discussion created by chrisjcantire on Aug 7, 2013
hi guys and thanks for reading...

long time mapinfo user trying to get to grips with arcGIS 9.3...

simple task right now but I'm stuck; i have a shapefile with 80 points.  I need to produce a table showing the five closest points to each one and the distances for each of the 5.....I'm guessing the resulting table will be 400 records long, those being each of the 80 points appearing 5 times each, with their distances from each of those 5?

any guidance for this newbie is greatly appreciated...