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split polygons by lines

Question asked by khannaford38 on Nov 11, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2013 by geonetadmin
Hello all,
I want to split a polygon (or many polygons in one shapefile) by a line feature using the Advanced Editing Toolbar Split tool .  It's exactly the type of situation shown in the "split polygon by overlapping features" entry in Help (which uses the Split tool).


Here's my scenario

What I really want to do is split the green polygon by the river lines and end up with 3 new polygons in a new shapefile.  But I keep getting an error msg "No polygons were split.  Ensure the selected features form continuous rings and overlap the polygons."  the help only says to select the line(s) but I've also tried selecting both the lines and the polygon.  The straight diagonal line is one I made as a test to control for possible gaps in the river lines, but that didn't work either.

I have an Advanced license for 10.1.  Any help on what I'm missing here?