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.

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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
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 16:04
  • @RobinP - Most welcome buddy :)
    – Joseph
    Commented Dec 18, 2015 at 16:05
  • @wiltomap Done ! Sorry, I don't ask questions often
    – gisnside
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 11:37
  • @RobinP - No need to apologise buddy, glad your problem is solved :)
    – Joseph
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 11:41
  • @wiltomap - Thank you mate but you really didn't have to do this ;)
    – Joseph
    Commented Dec 21, 2015 at 11:42

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