Is there an alternative to split in ArcMap 10.4, if you don't have the advanced license?

What I want to do is split a polygon according to another polygon. I want to preserve the extent of the original polygon but have it be divided into smaller parts.

In the image below, the underlying polygon (looks like a raster but is a polygon) should be divided according to the borders (white lines) of the overlying polygon.

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With the Clip tool, you extract parts of the polygon instead of just splitting it, so that doesn't seem like an option.

  • Have you tried Intersect tool?
    – Bera
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 12:04
  • No. That did exactly what I wanted. Thank you very much.
    – Candleout
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 13:10

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Intersect tool should do what you want:

Computes a geometric intersection of the input features. Features or portions of features which overlap in all layers and/or feature classes will be written to the output feature class.

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    This works very well. Thank you.
    – Candleout
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 14:15

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