Generate Near Table returns empty table

Discussion created by reems55 on Aug 13, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2013 by aimong
I'm trying to use the Generate Near Table tool to determine the how far each location in a point layer is from a layer that consists of a single line. This worked when I had an unprojected set of points, (GCS only specified) but this gave me distances in decimal degrees. When I go and reproject this point to convert them into UTMs (same projection as the line layer) and run generate near table it the process takes much longer and returns a table with no records. Right now both the points and the line are in NAD 1983 Harn.
One thing I do notice is under the properties of  both layers the line is a feature class and the points are listed as shapefile. Not exactly sure what the difference is or if that would be a problem.