I have a country shapefile with many districts polygons which are administrative boundaries, I want to have a shapefile for each of the district, which tool in ArcGIS can I use to accomplish this

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Use the Split (Analysis) Tool. Use your districts as the Split Features.

(For QGIS users, we have a similar tool in Vector->Data Management->Split Vector Layer)

  • The split by attribute tool has worked very well for my case. Thank you – Peter M Macharia Apr 30 '15 at 14:11

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