# Iserror Function For Vlookup

Aug 8, 2006
I'm having trouble with an iserror statement in part of a procedure I've been writing. This macro uses vlookup often, and will occasionally have errors so I have been trying to use the iserror function to trap them. The code is as follows: ....

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Jun 13, 2006

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(R[-1]C[-1],Sheet1!C[-1]:C[1],3,FALSE)),""Error"",(VLOOKUP(R[-1]C[-1],Sheet1!C[-1]:C[1],3,FALSE)))"

which looks like this

=If(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:C,3,False)),"Error",(VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!A:C,3,False)))

in the spreadsheet. Can it be done to get a msgbox on error? And. Is there better way to get only the result of the vlookup above instead of using

ActiveCell.Copy

ActiveCell.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues

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Sep 16, 2009

How do I re write this formula to incorporate iserror function to show "" when a value of false or N/A is found.

=IF(K8<>"",VLOOKUP(F8,'My Sheet'!$F$2:$I$489,4,FALSE))

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Feb 12, 2009

I have filled the following formula in many cells of a spreadsheet.

=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(D75,'Sheet1'!$D$3:$D$5442,1,FALSE)),0,IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(C75,'Sheet1'!$C$3:$C$54 42,1,FALSE)),0,IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(C75&" - "&D75,'Sheet1'!$A$3:$I$5442,9,FALSE)),VLOOKUP(C75&" - "&G75,'Sheet1'!$B$3:$I$5442,9,FALSE),VLOOKUP(C75&" - "&D75,'Sheet1'!$A$3:$I$5442,9,FALSE))))

I am wondering if I have nested too many functions for this to work properly. In the case where one of the first two if statements are true (an error would be produced), I am receiving a "0" as specified. However, in the case where the statement VLOOKUP(C75&" - "&D75,'Sheet1'!$A$3:$I$5442,9,FALSE) results in an error then I should have the return of VLOOKUP(C75&" - "&G75,'Sheet1'!$B$3:$I$5442,9,FALSE), but am getting a #REF! error instead.

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Oct 2, 2008

XL 2003

I want to combine these three functions

=VLOOKUP(e4,AGTNAME!$A$1:$E$3086,5,0)

=LEFT(E4,FIND("/",E4)-1)

and iserror

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Mar 4, 2014

I'm trying to run a match function combined with If and Iserror. I need this because I want to see if a given item number in one cell in one sheet in excel is ALSO located in a given range in another excel sheet. If that number is found, I want the result to say "yes". If the item number is NOT also found in the given range in the other workbook, I want it to say "no". This is what I have so far:

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH($C9,'Case Usage Summary'!$A$2:$A$45138,0))=FALSE,"Yes","No")

The problem so far is that this is actually giving me the wrong results. For instance, the above function attempts to located cell C9, denoted as item number 964, in another sheet called Case Usage Summary in the range between A2 and A45138. If it could find 964 in that range in the Case Usage Summary sheet, it should give an answer of "yes", if it couldn't then it should give an answer of "no". The problem is that it gave me an answer of "no", but I just looked through the list of item numbers in the case usage summary sheet and there IS in fact a item number 964 entered in the range. What is going on here? I tried this for some of the other cells, and it is just giving me "no" for all of them. What is going on?

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Jun 25, 2008

How do I use the ISERROR function on a range. I have tried =ISERROR(A1:A10) but this doesn't work, it always gives the "true" output even if there is no error in that range.

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Aug 13, 2008

I am trying and failing to use this

If (IsError(Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(StartAT, GradeArray, 0))) Then

StartAT is a text string that might be blank or a space or other invalid entry, GradeArray is a table which I am using to get a numeric value from a valid text entry. If the entry is invalid then I will use a value from an adjacent cell. The problem is that I get the 1004 error.

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Dec 3, 2013

let me start by saying that I know an example workbook would be useful here, but the part I'm struggling with is the [managementroster.xlsm] file, and there is A. no way I can release it to the internets and B. its so huge/complicated I couldn't even begin to reproduce a portion of it, scrubbed of data, and hope to maintain its functionality in a meaningful manner.

[Code]....

This formula checks a staff number on this spreadsheet, and then goes and looks at the staff number on the roster. Once found, it returns that staff members roster, but changes any manager codes in the MRC list to Mgr, and changes all other roster codes to Free.

I now need this formula, before altering roster codes to Mgr or Free, to only return codes that are a match for another table (or after really. I don't particularly care, so long as only codes are shown that match data from another table). I think an index/match function would do the trick, but this forumula is already at the edge of my excel ability, nesting another function within it is completey beyond me. The relevant cells for the index/match function would be:

This first Match function targets the column. $E3 is the date required, $BA$1:$DN$1 is the range the dates are entered in

Match: Lookup value = $E3

Lookup array = '[ManagementRoster.xlsm]Vacancies!'$BA$1:$DN$1

match type = 0

This second Match function targets the row. $A$4 is the department name, $B$434:$B$452 is the range where all departments are entered

Match: Lookup value = $A$4

Lookup Array = '[ManagementRoster.xlsm]Vacancies!'$B$434:$B$452

match type = 0

Index: array = $BA$434:$DN$452

So I think my final function is

[Code] .....

But I have absolutely NO idea where it would fit within my first formula, or how to code it so that my original formula only reproduces results that are found in both sheets, or anything.

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Oct 26, 2008

I am trying to use the vlookup function together with an offset function but i am not getting it to work properly.

The situation is as follows:

I have a column E in which i use the vlookup function to find its corresponding value in B which in turn refers to a named range. However, the figure i want the function to return is 2 columns to the right and 2 rows above the value which the vlookup funtion finds in the first column.

I have though of using the offset function, but i cannot figure out how to make this work.

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Jul 26, 2007

Lets say the cell I'm working on is D3

D3 = A1+A3+A5 (It's a formula, and sometimes it returns "#VALUE")

I want cell D3 to have a formula and if the result in D3 ISERROR, put a value of 1 there.

I'm running into Circular Reference, and don't know how to do it ....

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Jun 12, 2009

I have the following the forumula with just one if statement.

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Aug 27, 2009

I learnt a new formula from this forum which -> if(n=(a1),a1,"S"). I use another formula -> if(iserror=(a1),a1,"S"). It comes out the same result.

May i know what is the main difference between these two formulae?

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Nov 5, 2009

I currently use the following formula using IF and ISERROR i.e.

=IF(ISERROR(IF(O12-(O12/100*80)<S12,"",IF(O12="","","Warning 20% or less Cover Remains!")))," ",(IF(O12-(O12/100*80)<S12,"",IF(O12="","","Warning 20% or less Cover Remains!"))))

What I’m after is to add an addition condition e.g. using “IF(O12-(O12/100*80)<S12” and “IF(O12-(O12/100*90)<S12” which would display either Warning 20% or less Cover Remains! or Warning 10% or less Cover Remains! incorporating ISERROR to avoid #N/A

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Nov 25, 2008

I'm currently using the following code, but it returns #value when the cells don't have anything to concatenate.

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Oct 6, 2005

Anyone have a way to create a macro that will convert a formula that returns an error into and IF(ISERROR) formula?

I have inherited a financial model in which the programmer did not consider that hundreds of the formula results would be #DIV/0 unless there are entries in the source cells. I would like to create a custom macro that would convert the formula to an IF statement, so that if the formula in that cell is currently creating an error, return 0, if not run the formula.

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May 3, 2007

I require a worksheet formula, something along these lines:

=IF(ISERROR(SEARCH("Cat",OR(A1,A2))),"No","Yes")

The formula is in A3 and I need it to test both cells A1 and A2 for the existence of the word Cat. The word may be in either, both or neither of the cells.

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Nov 6, 2008

I'm having trouble with a formula. What I want to do is create a conditional formatting so if a cell contains certain keywords, it will highlight that cell.

What I want is if a cell contains the word BOX or PO or P.O. to highlight that cell or show either a true or false.

What I have is =IF(OR(ISERROR(SEARCH("BOX",A1,1),SEARCH("PO",A1,1),SEARCH("P.O.",A1,1))),1,0)

It works if I do it separately but when combined it just stays 1 all the time despite the cell not containing those words. Am I organizing the OR and ISERROR right?

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Oct 15, 2009

I have the formula below which sums range dv77:dv81, if dy77:dy81 is not an error. Works perfectly.

={SUM(IF(ISERROR(DY77:DY81),"",DV77:DV81))}

However I cannot seem to modify it correctly to work with a sumifs formula. Could someone please show me how it might work?, or a workaround?

For reference the sumifs would sum range(DV77:DV81), if range(E77:E81) is "Neutrogena" and range (A77:A81) is "9".

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Jun 23, 2006

I want to conditionally delete rows if the date in the row is later than today. For example, I have a table that has a set number of rows and columns, however the dates included vary. The first column of each row has a date. I want to compare that date to "=today()" which is in another cell in the same worksheet.

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Jul 7, 2006

This calculation sits quite happily in a workbook doing what it is supposed to do.

=IF(ISERROR(1- OFFSET(INPUT70!$A$1,20+B3,2)/OFFSET(INPUT70!$A$1,19+B3,2)-1),0,1-OFFSET(INPUT70!$A$1,20+B3,2)/OFFSET(INPUT70!$A$1,19+B3,2)-1)

In a sister worksheet is this calculation

=IF(ISERROR(1-OFFSET(INPUT71!$A$1,20+B3,2)/OFFSET(INPUT71!$A$1,19+B3,2)-1),0,1-OFFSET(INPUT71!$A$1,20+B3,2)/OFFSET(INPUT71!$A$1,19+B3,2)-1)

The name of the worksheet is all that is different.

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Sep 9, 2009

Using the Mid function in Vlookup. I want to get the mid of the value which i get using vlookup.

Example: if my Vlookup gives the value as "GSC 03-Parts & Service Systems-GSMS-Test " i want to use the mid function to get the a new value as 03.

I'm using the below code :

[Code] ....

Attached File : VlookMid.xlsâ€Ž

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Sep 9, 2009

using the Mid function in Vlookup. I want to get the mid of the value which i get using vlookup. Example: if my Vlookup gives the value as "GSC 03-Parts & Service Systems-GSMS-Test " i want to use the mid function to get the a new value as 03. I'm using the below

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Oct 23, 2009

vlookup function. find whats wrong with my code

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Jan 25, 2009

IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(E24;Sheet1!$A$6:$N$25000;10;FALSE))=0;"NOT FOUND";"FOUND")

This Formula doesnt seem to work, it shows me either every row with found or not found..

If there is a match to E24 in other sheet and has a value in column 10 it should say found otherwise not found.

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Jul 18, 2012

How do I use excel to refer one cell as a constant value while the second cell varries as the cell value changes along multiple sheets.

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Mar 25, 2009

I got this last night, and decided to see if I can combine two equations if possible. Here is what I have:

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Nov 16, 2009

=IF(E13<P13,SUM(F13-P13),SUM(F13-E13))

I can't work out where to put iserror to take away any error messages - i've been fiddling round for half and hour and cant work it out.

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Mar 23, 2009

I am wondering if you could please help me with the below code I have.

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Nov 21, 2008

I've written (with help from here) and IF statement, as below;

=IF('Raw - NUS'!G45="","",VALUE(TRIM(CLEAN('Raw - NUS'!G45))))

The issue is, that not all cells in my array are "" or a value, some are " " and some are " " which gives a FALSE to the arguement and returns a #VALUE! in the cell. Is there a way I can add an ISERROR to the FALSE, VALUE(TRIM(CLEAN('Raw - NUS'!G45))), result make this blank? I've tried OR, but it doesn't work.

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Jan 14, 2009

I have this formula, which works

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Sep 23, 2009

I am trying to nest an ISERROR funtion into an IF AND statement.

Column B D E F

Cases Case Pack Reg Price VPR Price

1 14 2.25 0.00

1 14 1.75 2.00

When the value of F is zero, I want the formula to be B1*D1*E1, when the value of F is not zero, I want the formula to be F1*D1*B1. I can figure this part out. The problem is I have these values on a certain number of rows and I want a grand total at the bottom, but the rows that do not have values in them are giving me a #VALUE! error, which is messing up the grand total. I am not sure how to write the formula with the IF AND and ISERROR functions.

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Sep 20, 2006

I would like some code that would wrap if(iserror) around a formula, so that if the result is an error then no text is shown. It would be good if I could select a range and the formula would be adjusted for all cells with formula in. (Would be even better if cells with references in could have if(isblank) instead!) I am currently spending ages adjusting all my formulas manually and haven't got time to try and work out how to do this with vba.(I'm not very experienced with it!)

e.g. =INDEX('Characs Single'!$B$1:$C$100,MATCH('1Report'!$B12,'Characs Single'!$B$1:$B$19,0),2)

would be come

=IF(ISERROR(INDEX('Characs Single'!$B$1:$C$100,MATCH('1Report'!$B12,'Characs Single'!$B$1:$B$19,0),2)),"",INDEX('Characs Single'!$B$1:$C$100,MATCH('1Report'!$B12,'Characs Single'!$B$1:$B$19,0),2))

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Apr 11, 2007

why is this formula

=IF(ISERROR(AVERAGE(H14:H16),"",(AVERAGE(H14:H16)

returning DIV#!0 if there is no data in the target cells, I thought the ISERROR was meant to stop that?

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May 1, 2014

I'm taking 3 very different reports and consolidating them into one manageable readable form. Only problem is that no 1 report has the same info. I've created a key to form pick up the same information that is read differently. As my spreadsheet grows so do the formula issues. I've had one report that has been the biggest pain to break apart. It takes several things and consolidates them, ex: big 2014 girl - dog 20145

I'm using a trim formula to read the last 5 digits that is the only consistent part of the string. =right(J3,5) to trim what i need to read (20145). this formula works. I'm than trying to preform a Vlookup based on what is returned from the trim. The trim number is located in a separate tab as the "key" 20145 = golden Labradors. formula for vlookup that works by itself, but throws up a blank cell when i point it to the trim cell.

=iferror(vlookup($A2,Info!A:ZZ,2,False)" ")

$A2 = the info 20145 from the trim

Info! = is the tab with my 20145 = golden Labradors

A:ZZ = the range in which i need it to find 20145

2 = the second column where it should find 20145 = golden Labradors

False = exact match.

Why my formulas work separately but not when used together? The Vlookup will work if I type in the number 20145. I don't want to type 20145 anymore. I want to use the trim and have the vlookup notice the number pulled from the trim.

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May 8, 2014

I am having issues using the INDIRECT function to lookup data from a sheet with the same name as that appearing in a given cell. For example, in cell D27 i have the text "S1_358_810" (Not including quotations). I also have a sheet named "S1_358_810". My formula is as follows;

Formula:

[Code] .....

However this is returning #N/A. There is a list of numbers in sheet S1_358_810 in column N and from that I want the value in column Q (thus 17).

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Dec 17, 2008

I have a vlookup function that is looking up a range of cells. I would like it to look in the range and then sum up all of the values that meet the criteria. At the moment it will only bring back the value of the first match it finds in the range, I would like it to bring back the sum of all the values it finds in the range, is this possible? Example:

Vlookup(Jan-08,$a3:$c$7,column 4 values, 0), if Jan-08 is listed in the range more than once, I would like it to add up all the values in column 4 that match.

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Dec 7, 2009

Function sequence giving me "N/A": =VLOOKUP(LEFT(C6,5),H:I,2,FALSE)

Basically, I have numbers that each start with a unique sequence. The first 5 numbers of that sequence represent a certain cell carrier.

What I want to do is have the function look up the first 5 characters of a cell and depending on the 5 characters, I want it to return a certain value.

My idea with the vlookup was to have the lookup value be the first 5 digits and then in my table, it would take only those 5 digits and return a value I have specified in the second column.

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Jan 27, 2010

I tried with the VLookup, and HLookup and neither one worked for me. I have a reference table with all the data, and then input sheet where I want to bring this data by using one of the excel function. ie. When I enter office name on the top of the input page, I would like the Tax ID # in cell C3 to fill in using the excel function from the data on the reference tab. Same with cell C14 & C15. see attached for an example.

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Aug 14, 2014

See attached file for my sample workbook.

What I would want to happen is that I want to be able to use Vlook up by using the Value of the Textbox1 in the Info form and place the vlookup result in the fnameresult box.

Data are in Nickname sheet A:B

test template.xlsm

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