Error 6EA18A9E Occurs When Creating Empty Extract With Aggregate Data For Visible Dimensions Option In Tableau Desktop 2020.2 to 2020.3

Published: 15 Oct 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


When extracting data with an extract filter for excluding a value to create a empty extract and enabling aggregate data for visible dimension option, the following error occurs:

Unable to complete action
Internal Error - An unexpected error occurred and the operation could not be completed.
Error Code: 6EA18A9E
Unable to create extract


  • Tableau Desktop 2020.2 to 2020.3


There are 3 possible workarounds:
  • Option 1: Extract data without using an extract filter for excluding a value.
  • Option 2: Extract data with disabling aggregate data for visible dimension option.
  • Option 3: Use Tableau Desktop 2020.1.9 and prior.


The issue is under investigation by Tableau development team.
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