Polyline Shapefile with single feature to multi feature

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01-14-2014 03:22 AM
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I have a shapefile of contour lines, the problem is it is a single feature. I need to break the line into multiple lines and give it an elevation value. What would be the best tool to use?
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Pieter,
The 'Explode' tool on the Advanced Editing toolbar will create many lines from one, as long as they are separate (multipart).
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I was thinking one could use the mulitpart to single part tool.
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00170000003r000000

It looks like it does the same thing per this page.
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//001t0000007p000000.htm
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Thank you for the prompt responses, I will try these tools and let you know if it works!
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Hey Guys,

Thank you very much for the help. The Explode tool works perfectly. As simple as select feature and press the Explode Tool on advanced editing tool bar!

Have a good day!
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