In QGIS I have a layer that is made up of a large number of polygons that are merged together to form one feature. Is it possible to split this feature into the individual polygons that make it up so I can preform analysis on the different polygons.

The screenshot below shows the layer and the associated attribute table I want to split.

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Use Multipart to Singlepart

Splits multipart features in the input layer into singlepart features.

From one multipolygon to 2786 single part polygons: enter image description here

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    May 23, 2022 at 17:42
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