I have a long line that I would like to split. Therefore I start editing, select the line and choose the split tool. I then click where I want to divide the line. What I notice is that on some occasions what I get is not what I would like, a line divided into two segments, but I get a line split into three segments where 2 of them are connected to each other (as in the image below)

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How can I solve this problem?


It might be a multipart feature. Select your multipart feature, and click "Explode Multipart Feature" from: More Editing Tools -> Advanced Editing -> Explode Multipart Feature

Then you can split the target line using split tool, and merge other lines, if necessary.

  • Yes that was the reason, I did not know this feature existed. Thank you a lot! – Patapunfate Mar 30 '16 at 12:54

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