Adding Incidents and Facilities to a Closest Facility in Model Builder

Discussion created by ldenny on Feb 3, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 6, 2012 by jsandhu-esristaff
I am trying to use model builder to work out Closest Facility. My goal is to input a selection of households and a set of facilities. Work out how far the nearest facility is to each household. Establish which ones are over the distance criteria and display these on a map - therefore identifying areas of need that are not currently being served.
I am trying to use model builder as this will be repeated again and again! I have created my network dataset and have both my facilities and incidents (household selection). I just don't know how to load these into the Closest Facility tool. Attached is a picture of my model so far.
Once I have managed to get the outputs I then want to join my data back together so for each incident I know the distance to the facility - and can select the ones I want to display. Is there an easy way to do this - I always want to join things back up afterwards and am surprised Network Analyst doesn't do this automatically.
Thank you for your help,
Laura Denny