I'm looking for a way to convert one or many selected multipart feature to different single part features without recreating another layer, the way Arcgis allow a user to select a multipart feature and convert it to single parts while editing.

Please note I'm not looking for the existing processing QGIS tool doing this for the whole layer, but a tool who could do it on choosen entities while I'm editing the layer.


The Multipart Split plugin can do this during the Edit session and saves the results in the current layer instead of creating a new one. You can download this from the toolbar:

Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins

When enabled, it will appear in the Edit menu and should also appear as an icon in the toolbar:

Multipart Split icon

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    That was quickly answered ! And exactly what I was needing :) Thanks. – gisnside Dec 18 '15 at 16:04
  • @RobinP - Most welcome buddy :) – Joseph Dec 18 '15 at 16:05
  • @wiltomap Done ! Sorry, I don't ask questions often – gisnside Dec 21 '15 at 11:37
  • @RobinP - No need to apologise buddy, glad your problem is solved :) – Joseph Dec 21 '15 at 11:41
  • @wiltomap - Thank you mate but you really didn't have to do this ;) – Joseph Dec 21 '15 at 11:42

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