# Avoiding #value! Errors In My Formula

Nov 17, 2009

I have the formula =today()-g3 which works fine to let me know how many days a loan has been out. However when there is no date in column g i get #value! errors. Can anyone reccomend an alteration to the formula to avoid these errors showing up as they dont look great.

## Formula To Calculate Result Whilst Avoiding Errors Is Too Long!

Jan 22, 2010

I have a formula I've been using for a long time which uses VLOOKUP to find results based on various reference cells, and then adds them up. To avoid errors caused by VLOOKUP not finding anything for one of the references I have also used ISERROR. The formula returns a blank if the calculation returns a zero.

I now need to bring further references in to the calculation but, using the format I have been, the formula is now too long. Here is my extensive formula:

## Avoiding #VALUE Errors On Blank Cells

Jun 23, 2008

Is it possible to inset a bank into a cell, and use that cell in a subsequent addition formula?

For example;

A1 contains 1
B1 contains 2
C1 contains =IF(A1=1,"",3)
D1 contains =A1+B1+C1

In the above case the cell D1 contains #VALUE and not 3, whereas if C1 were actually blank D1 would contain 3.

The reason I ask is that a blank is not the same value mathematically as 0. The latter is the number zero, whereas the former is the lack of any number.

## Avoiding Text In Array Formula When Using SUM Function?

Feb 4, 2014

I have a problem with an array formula where I want to sum the values in every 7th row. The problem I have is I am receiving #VALUE! in my returing cell of the formula when there is text in the array. Is there a way I can avoid including the text in the array or maybe error checking using ISERROR and ISNUMBER.

The array formula I am entering is: [Code] .........

## Formula Errors In Some Cells

Feb 17, 2014

The following formulas is showing error in some cells?

=IF(ISTEXT(PRONOSTICOS!G5), PRONOSTICOS!G5, "")

## Formula To Find Errors

Jan 15, 2010

I need a formula that will check a few things and if it finds an error the word error will appear in the cell, the details of which are in the attached spreadsheet.

I have worked on this a great deal and cannot seem to make a formula with the proper logic. There is a sample of an error in the spreadsheet.

## Hiding Formula Errors

Oct 6, 2004

Is there a way of hiding the #N/A which is returned as a result of a formula, but keep the formula in a cell so it may be included in a sum?

## Replace Formula Errors With Zero

Nov 8, 2006

how i can search #N/A , #values error in a work sheet and replace with 0. i tried with find and replace dialague but it seems not recognizing error values.

## Ignoring Errors In DAVERAGE Formula

Jun 10, 2014

how to ignore errors when using DAVERAGE?

## Catch/Trap Formula Errors

Sep 15, 2006

I am trying to find some solution on frequent errors , that come up when one copy, or drag formulae.
Sometime the error doesn�t appear on surface, but after digging you realize that some formula is not pointing to correct
cells.

I want to create a macro which will do following things :

1. It will go to each cell in the selected range, and compare the cell�s formula with that of the cell on its right and left.
2. If the formulae are not similar it should change the color of that cell.

Basically, I am trying to catch logical errors. However I don�t know how to approach this problem? Is there any in-built functionality in Excel that can do this task ?

## Comparison Formula - Including Inherent Errors

Oct 5, 2009

I have two columns that I want to compare - but one of them is the result of a VLOOKUP - so it may actually contain the #N/A error - how can I compare them so that:

if col 1 agrees with col 2, then "yes" is returned
if col 1 does not agree with col 2 but the VLOOKUP in col 2 has NOT returned an error (so it's still a valid comparison) then "NO" is returned
if col 2 shows a VLOOKUP #N/A error then "NO" is returned

or, perhaps more straightforwardly:

Col 1 = ABC, col 2 = ABC then return "YES"
Col 1 = ABC, col 2 = DEF then return "NO"
Col 1 = ABC, col 2 = #N/A then return "NO"

## Excel 2002 :: Formula To Display All Errors?

May 27, 2012

In a worksheet the data (text or numerical) from five columns are compared using the following formula.

=IF(\$A10\$G10,"1ERROR",IF(\$B10\$H10,"2ERROR",IF(\$C10\$I10,"3ERROR",IF(\$D10\$J10,"4ERROR",IF(\$E10\$K10,"5ERROR","-")))))

The formula is working well. The problem is I get the result for the first column of error even if the error is in more than one column. I want the result should display all the errors with the column number 1, 2, 3 (or with column name A, B, C etc). The total number of error is not required. The exact columns which have the error should be displayed. For example if the error exists in 3, 4 and 5 columns, I should get the result as "345Error" or "CDEError".I use excel 2002.

## Identify Formula Errors Macro Code

Mar 6, 2008

i would like an if macro to pick up if cell dest (i have used a case to define this cell) contains an error or more imoprtantly #REF! then change the offending cells to 0 and put up a message box to put "Check XTA". i have found some that i think may work but i didnt understand them (they had function in them :smask so i couldnt put them in.is there a way to put them in with out functions or could someone point me in the right direction.

## Code Errors On Setting Cell Values To A Formula?

Jul 15, 2014

the following two statements return the error "Application-defined or object-defined error"

Code:
Sheets("Purchase").Range("PurchaseTax").FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(RC[-1]0,ROUND(RC[-1]/11,2),"")"
Sheets("Purchase").Range("FreightTax").Formula = "=IF(FreightCharge0,ROUND(FreightCharge/11,2),"")"

## Avoiding #NUM!

Sep 13, 2005

I've got a couple of formulas for doing in single step:

B A
A B
F D
A F
A #NUM!
D #NUM!
F #NUM!
D #NUM!

but I'm unable to avoid those #NUM!

## Avoiding VALUE When Drag Downwards

Jul 9, 2014

I have a perfect formula

=IF(A2>1,A2/1.16,"")

It does exactly what I need , it does not calculate on empty rows , but it calculates on heading rows , how can I modify to avoid this.

See file attached , I don't want the value on b6 when I drag downwards.

07 09 value avoiding.xls‎

## Avoiding Re-calculation F9

Oct 18, 2009

I have a sheet that requires me to press F9 each time I open it to re-calculate all cells. Why do I need to do this on this 1 sheet? A few months back it was fine and didn't require the extra attention.

## Avoiding #VALUE Error

Jan 25, 2010

Attached is a worksheet to show...

1 - D2- because the supplier has no address it shows up as "0" can you guys help me fix that to show nothing?

2 - Can you guys help me build a formula for E8? Right now I have it as \$C8*\$D8 it works fine until C or D is empty it gives me the #VALUE because I have a formula in D. Because of the #VALUE my formula in E14,15,16 does not work.

## Avoiding \$0.00 Display

Jul 29, 2006

I am multiplying cells and copy down the column to make it easy.

Cell D17, has "=A17*B17" in it. This is fine when there are numbers to compute, but when there aren't, D17 will display "0". How can I have cell D17 remain empty if nothing is put into A17 and B17?

## Avoiding Double Counting?

Apr 7, 2014

I am trying to avoid double counting two separate rows with the same columns. For example:

StockFund AFund BFund CFund DFund EFund FFund GCountDesired Count
LKOH111100044
LKOH001111042

If I have two stock codes the same in column A (not necessarily one below the other), I only want to count one of the occurrences per fund. So I would like to avoid counting the duplicate records for funds C and D. The desired outcome for the total holdings of LKOH should be 6 and not 8.

## Avoiding Circular Reference

Jun 25, 2009

Let's say I have a sheet called Category. Column A contains code; column B contains description. Now I have another sheet in which either column F contains a category code or column G contains a category description. I want to look up the code in column F if the description is given or the description in column G if the code is given. I thought I might be able to do something like:

in F2: IF(\$G2<>"",INDEX(Category!A:A,MATCH(\$G2,Category!\$B:\$B,0)),"")
in G2: IF(\$F2<>"",INDEX(Category!B:B,MATCH(\$F2,Category!\$A:\$A,0)),"")

(and then copy the formulae down the rest of the columns of course). In other words, if the cells were both empty then there would be no common dependency; it would just set them both to empty. However, if I provided either value then it would overwrite the formula in that cell so there would be only one formula left and nothing to be circular dependent about.

However, it must be looking at the condition itself and seeing the two columns in common because it is coming up with a circular dependency. I thought I might be able to trick it by having IF(INDEX(\$G:\$G,ROW())<>"",... but it still doesn't work.
This sort of situation must crop up from time to time. How do we get around it?

## Avoiding Arrays - Workaround

Sep 10, 2008

How do I avoid using arrays? I am reaching Excel 2003's limit.

Our workbook has many worksheets, each with tables generated from queries that have multiple columns. On the first sheet we have arrays that refer to the other worksheets. Such as:

{=SUM(IF(('Prime Change Orders'!G\$2:G\$10=C17)*('Prime Change Orders'!D\$2:D\$10

## Avoiding Complete Duplicates

Apr 22, 2006

I have a worksheet of Users with columns pertaining to first, middle, and last names. I want to allow duplicates in each column but not a completely duplicated record.

## Avoiding Formulas In Many Rows

May 7, 2006

I have a simple spreadsheet that will be used by others for records management (rehabilitation case management). I have entered the code for most of the 'stuff' that I need to make the workbook easy and simple to use, and get the data back to head office each month.

Because the users will be emailing their records and I haven't yet worked out a way of sending just the "open cases", I need to keep the workbook/worksheets small (and to maintain good programming).

In column L, I have copied this formula from L2:L501:

=IF(ISBLANK(\$K2),"",VLOOKUP(\$K2,LOCSTAT!\$A\$1:\$N\$299,2,FALSE))

Column K is where the case-managed person works and so column L returns the geographical location value. Obviously it's blank until the case is opened by starting a new record and entering each field with data. For example, the user can select " Finance" from a validated drop-down list and the adjacent cell (to the right) will look up the value and return "Parramatta".

How do I translate the cell formula to some VBA?

I suspect that the static VLOOKUP range in the formula (LOCSTAT!\$A\$1:\$N\$299) will need to be dynamic range as well - I can follow the instructions for a single column dynamic range, but I am also getting lost working out how I can create a dynamic range for all data on a dedicated worksheet.

I'll be able to translate a solution to other cells as well

## Avoiding Double Vlookup

Jun 9, 2006

I am tring to find a more efficient way of avoiding a double Vlookup function.

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A6,Sunday!\$A\$72:\$AM\$86,38,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(A6,Sunday!\$A\$72:\$AM\$86,38,FALSE))

I have read over this forum but still haven't understood any solutions.

A6 is a name.
The name may not be on the worksheet the function is looking up.

## Avoiding A Save Conflict?

Feb 13, 2007

I have a workbook that multiple users access (read only) to do quick estimates.
This workbook has a "Print & Record" button/macro that does just that... it prints two copies of the estimate, then records/copies the basic data to another workbook (Retail Estimates Data.xls). The macro opens, pastes to, and closes this file in a fairly quick time frame, but it is conceivable that two (or more) users could be trying to do this at the same time.

What I need is some code to check if the Data file is open by another (read only status?), and if so give a message to that effect, and ask to try again, by which time the other user instance should have finished with the file.

## Avoiding Non-numerical Values In A Range

Jan 1, 2009

I have a range, A1:A10 that I want to sum, min, and max. I want to ignore any text or #DIV/0! values in this range. I know how write the formulas except how to ignore the text and cell errors. Can someone steer me in the right direction?

## Avoiding Invalid Worksheet References?

Feb 25, 2014

I am combining the information from multiple files--one per state, for several states--into a single large table so it's more easily reviewed. Each file has multiple worksheets, named for categories. The category/worksheet names are standardized, but not all worksheets are found in every file.

There is some overlap of items from state to state, so my macro copies key fields from each worksheet and pastes them into the new table and adds a column on the left with the name of the category/worksheet each item came from. It then removes any duplicates to create a list of unique items. Across to the right, the table has two columns for each state, one to show if the item exists there, and the other the date it was added.

In the final step I am using lookup formulas to populate the states columns, using the category/worksheet name from the left-hand column to identify which worksheet to pull from. When a worksheet doesn't exist in a source file, however, this creates an invalid reference.

Is there any way to use VBA to identify which worksheets are in a file so I can use the results in an IF/THEN statement to bypass any lines that would create the invalid references?

## Avoiding Exponential Numbers During Import

Dec 16, 2008

I have some short code that imports data and account numbers that is "|" delimited. The problem I am having is that during the import, excel converts some of the account numbers to exponential numbers.

e.g. it converts 542690E24 to 5.4269E+29.

Is there a way to avoid this from occuring during the import? I tried to format the destination cells as '000000000' (all accounts are 9 digits) but it didn't work.

## Avoiding Duplicate Serial Numbers

Nov 20, 2008

I have in my sheet from C13 to C350 many serial numbers which I manually type them in. These serials are 5 digit numbers, and I was just wondering if there's a function or formula that will not allow duplicate numbers in that column.