Feature request #7034

new feature request: split polygons with another layer

Added by Andrea Spisni about 11 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:16124


Hy there,
Hy would like tio suggest a new feature to be included in qgis: split polygons with another layer (similar to ArcGIS).
The command should split an input polygons layer based on a field of another layer. The output will be different shp files according to field value.


#1 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hello, bug triage...

do you mean this ArcGIS algorithm (Split Analysis): http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//000800000006000000 ?

If this is the case, you have the 'Intersection' tool of Processing that is doing the job of "splitting". There is no attribute field but you can extract the splitting features with 'Extract by attribute' algorithm.

Can we close this feature request ?

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

If this is the case, you have the 'Intersection' tool of Processing that is doing the job of "splitting".

agree... but we have still (common) cases where the result is wrong, see


that is a (bad) regression that should be fixed before 2.14 (as decided in Las Palmas to not have broken ftools in the LTR) but I'm not sure is getting any attention (hope to be wrong).

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer over 6 years ago

  • Category set to Unknown

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