I have a model that runs spatial joins in a lines to points relationship and then adds and calculates fields to that join. The parameters are one to one and intersecting at 1 foot. The search distance is so low because the points are already snapped to the lines. During my initial test run, the spatial joins worked fine in the model, but I realize that the difference here is that I was working in a local environment. This time, I am required to run the model using inputs from a network drive. Could this be my issue? Or am I missing something really obvious here? The spatial join is on a dataset of at least 20,000 lines, so it should be taking around 20 minutes to complete. IN this new model, the operation is done in mere seconds, so I know its not doing what its suppose to be doing.
This question has been resolved. In order to generate an output for spatial join, the output dataset has to be set as a parameter and the workspace of the model tool must match the workspace of the map document. If they match, the output is generated and added to ArcMap TOC upon completion of the model.