splitting up large shapefile

Discussion created by sthomps2 on Oct 10, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2012 by sthomps2

I have a large point shape file (112,000 points) that I need to temporarily split up. I need to split it up in to small sections so I can run this tool that will not process the lump sum of points, and I am thinking if i give the tool less points to process, it will actually function. I can't write script or code, and am wondering if there is a simple way to do this without ruining my shapefile forever. Thanks, help greatly appreciated :)