I'm attempting to use the split tool to divide a vector shapefile into two parts. I used a process that I've been successful with before:

Go to Edit > Split > Select my feature to split > Draw a line that goes all the way through the feature (past two edges) > then either click "finish" or double click to close my line

For some reason when I went through this process just now it split the feature along my line but then immediately erased the smaller polygon. Has anyone else had this problem and/or know how to fix it?

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  • Split is working as expected on ArcGIS Pro 2.2. – GBG Mar 11 '19 at 18:37
  • It looks like you are dealing with multipart vector file. Select the feature that you want to split, Start editing -> Enable advanced editing tools -> Explode. Then use the split tool as usual. – ahmadhanb Mar 12 '19 at 5:52

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