Need help on a simple question

Discussion created by rewyanc2k on Oct 11, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 by TYoder-esristaff
I need to create multiple shapefiles based on attributes from one shapefile. for example if I had a map of the US with the 50 states and I wanted to create 50 shapefiles, one for each state.  what is the easiest way of doing that other than selecting each one individually and creating layer from selection.