I'm trying to use the split tool in arcgis 10.1 but I dont know what I should use as the split field or my target workspace.

W:\S&P\s&p techs\Emily\Geodatabase\Geodatabase.gdb this is what I have as my target workspace but it says it's empty.

  • also, sorry, I'm trying to split a polyline with a polygon! – EmilyF Jan 13 '15 at 18:34
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    I don't have advanced licensing, so cannot test this tool, but can you try setting your target workspace to a path with no '&' characters? E.g. 'W:\myGDB.gdb' – phloem Jan 13 '15 at 18:45
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    @Emily Fratin please edit the original question with more information. not in the comments section. – Brad Nesom Jan 13 '15 at 19:24
  • Do you actually mean you are trying to split a polygon feature with a polyline feature? – artwork21 Jan 13 '15 at 20:13

The split tool creates multiple feature classes based on the Input feature class. The split field will be used to determine how many new feature classes will be made, based on how many unique values are in this field.

Having the & in your path is not an issue. However, make sure all values in your split field are alphanumberic, do not start with a number, and have no spaces.

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