Isses with generate near table

Discussion created by tyatkinson on Nov 6, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 7, 2013 by nahmed-esristaff
I am trying to use the "generate near table" tool to find distance from certain pts to nearest roads(tiger data, lines).  I have about 5,000 pts, but I think the issue lies in the amount of roads(lines).  I have been running the tool for 3 days and it is hung on 100%, but will not finish.  I am wondering if the data set is too large or what might be taking so long.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.