Select by attribute based on values from another layer and analyze distance

Discussion created by ufeliciano on Oct 22, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2013 by timw1984dev
I have a point and a polygon features class, both with a text field that stored parcel numbers.  We need to know the distance between a particular point and the corresponding polygon that have the same value in the mentioned field.  In other words, what is the distance between point feature 111-111-111-11 and polygon feature 111-111-111-11???  Near tool looks like the way to go, but how can I make sure it just work with the matching features and repeat the process for the entire layer?

Any ideas are appreciated...