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I am trying to calculate the angle and distance of points to surrounding polygons. The table is good and what I need but it doesn't maintain all records; the unique point and polygon IDs are not there. Is there a way to maintain those. I will need them for further calculations.

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Some clarification would help. What software are you using? Which specific tool or technique are you using to calculate nearest neighbor? Are there entire records (rows) missing, or is each record missing values for particular attributes (columns)? –  user3461 Mar 17 '12 at 11:40
I'm using the "generate near table" tool in ArcGIS 10. There are complete columns missing. I have specific ID # assigned to each record and that column amongst others that I don't care about as much, didn't come with. The rows seem all there, I think, but not all columns. I can't join the near table with any data layer either to get that column back. –  Julia Mar 20 '12 at 20:30

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