I'm running ArcEditor 10.0 SP5 with the Spatial Join patch installed. I am aware that spatial joins tend to fail on larger datasets, so I have two polygon feature classes with about 700 features each. When I use Spatial Join from the toolbox in ArcMap (with join features
HAVE_THEIR_CENTRE_IN target features, keep only matching), my output contains 600 features, with the attributes from my join features nicely associated with my target features, as expected.
I perform the same operation, using the same data, in ArcCatalog, and it decided to
NULL some of my fields from the join features. Note I said some - before I installed the patch and SP4, doing the spatial join in Catalog would result in the output having the correct number of matches and all the attributes from the target features, while all the attributes of the join features would be null. After patching, roughly half the attributes from the join features are
NULL, so it did improve somewhat.
I'd like to know if anyone else has been having this problem after patching, because as I run all my models in Catalog, I now have had to split one of my models in half, run the first part, open ArcMap, do the Spatial Join, and then carry on in Catalog.