Preserving attributes of points when creating line file

Discussion created by deryugin on Nov 6, 2013
I'm creating a line file from a file with points. Each point has an attribute associated with it. I want to somehow preserve those attributes in the line file. Is there a way to do any of the following in ArcGIS?

(a) Create line segments instead of a single line and assign the attribute of one of the points to the line segment.
(b) Somehow average the attributes of the points to produce a smooth gradient along the line segment. e.g., if point 1 has attribute value 100 and point 2 has attribute value 200, the line will have an attribute value close to 100 near point 1 and close to 200 near point r. Something like this would be ideal.