Operation Failed [using Density function]

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

The Spatial Analyst Density function returns the following message:

"Operation Failed"


The input dataset may contain a Null or Empty geometry. That is, there is a record without a corresponding feature.

Solution or Workaround

Selecting the features that can be seen in the Data View of ArcMap will allow the Density function to use only those records with a physical feature.

  1. Use the Select Features tool to select all the input features seen in the Data View.
  2. Run the Spatial Analyst > Density function.

Article ID:000005407

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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