I have a shp which needs to be split according to attributes in a field. The problem is that the field contains other Characters and dates. For Example the Field is called "Landtype" and contains the following "Woodland_20120502". The Date changes for each data record so I can´t just select all records with this value. I need to first select all records that have the word "Woodland" and then populate another field with the word "Woodland" in FME or ArcGIS modelbuilder or Python.
Could anyone advise me on how I would best do this?