I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all of the shapefiles created by the split are empty. We also tried using another computer, but found the same result, both using ArcGIS 10 with SP2.
Is there any reason why this is the case? Are there any alternate methodologies which would achieve a similar result to split?
Edit: To be more specific: the split field is the FID in text form and we didn't run into any errors relating to the input fields. The study area polygons completely contain the land use.