I cannot find the Polygon Neighbors tool. I have searched for it as I usually do and I have also browsed the proximity toolset but it is not there. The other Tools, e.g. Buffer and Near are there and work fine.

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    I would employ model builder, iterate over polygons in A doing a select by location (sharing boundaries with B) and summarize. Will be slower but then it will achieve what you are after.
    – Hornbydd
    May 6, 2016 at 12:07
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    Did you see this? pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/analysis/…
    – KHibma
    May 6, 2016 at 13:42
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    Search the help file for (feature selection) iterators this will help you understand how to loop over the 4000 polygons in model builder.
    – Hornbydd
    May 6, 2016 at 13:43
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    Of cause it is ALWAYS worth a look at ArcScripts, here is a 10.0 tool that finds adjacent features within a layer, not tried it so not sure if it can be automated. Probably not what you are after but I highly recommend this as a go to place for a possible tool created by one of the community users.
    – Hornbydd
    May 6, 2016 at 13:49
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    Spatial join one to many? Share boundary with or intersect
    – FelixIP
    May 7, 2016 at 8:40

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This tool is available only since 10.1, you've indicated that you are on 10.0. ArcGIS 10.0 Help page is here.

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Your option is to upgrade to 10.1 or later or find 10.0 system and custom tools that could do a similar thing without using this 10.1 tool. I bet you can do this in ArcPy even in 10.0.

  • Yes, that seems to be the problem. I will contact my workplace and ask for an Upgrade. Thank you!
    – Andreas
    Jun 9, 2014 at 8:50

So it's actually very simple, as suggested by @FelixIP:

Spatial join one to many in ModelBuilder, then export the resulting table to excel and create a pivot table to summarise values of the B polygons.

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