Batch export by attribute (single shapefile to multiple)

11-28-2011 03:16 PM
New Contributor

Ok, so I have a 10m contour dataset of the entire state of Tasmania, I need to break this down into a few hundred smaller datasets (each the size of a 25k topographical map). The only way i know of doing this in arcmap is by selecing by attribute (and then choosing which map grid to export) and then exporting that as a seperate dataset, and then repeating the process. My question is, Is there a batch tool for this kind of process, or a way of automating this in model builder, or am I going about this completely wrong?

Thanks in advance,
Andrew Marshall
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MVP Legendary Contributor
if it is an attribute query that is being used to split the file into separate shapefiles, then check Split Layers By Attribute (for version 10) at
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