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Error: The feature could not be split. Split point results in a zero length polyline

Error Message

When selecting a line feature to be split during an edit session, the following error is displayed:

"The feature could not be split. Split point results in a zero length polyline."

Cause

The error is produced when trying to select a point that is outside of the starting and ending point of the line segment selected. The zero length polyline means that ArcMap based on the point selected with the split tool can not split the selected line anywhere along that line.

Solution or Workaround

Make sure that when selecting the location of the split, it falls inside of the starting and ending points of the line selected.