## How to VLOOKUP and return zero instead of #N/A in Excel?

When using VLOOKUP in Excel, encountering the #N/A error can be frustrating, especially when dealing with large datasets. This error indicates that the lookup value isn't found in the specified range. However, in many cases, you might prefer to display a zero instead of the #N/A error for better readability. This guide will show you how to use VLOOKUP and return zero instead of #N/A, ensuring your spreadsheets remain clean and user-friendly.
Return zero instead of #N/A with a formula
Return zero or other specific text instead of #N/A with Kutools for Excel

#### Return zero instead of #N/A with a formula

To return zero instead of #N/A when the VLOOKUP function cannot find the correct relative result, you just need to change the ordinary formula to another one in Excel.

Select the cell you want to use VLOOKUP function, and type this formula =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A13,\$A\$2:\$C\$10,3,0),0), drag the autofill handle to the range you need. See screenshot:

Tips:
(1) In the above formula, A13 is the lookup value, A2:C10 is the table array range, and 3 is the index column number. The last 0 is the value you want to show when the VLOOKUP cannot find the relative value.
(2) This method will replace all kinds of errors with the number 0, including #DIV/0, #REF!, #N/A, etc.

#### Return zero or other specific text instead of #N/A with Kutools for Excel

With Kutools for Excels Super LOOKUP utilities group, you can lookup values from right to left (or left to right), lookup value across multiple worksheets, lookup values from bottom to top ( or top to bottom), and lookup value and sum, and lookup between two value, all of them support to replace #N/A error value with other text.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Click Kutools > Super LOOKUP > Replace 0 or #N/A with blank or Specified Value.

2. In the Replace 0 or #N/A with blank or Specified Value dialog, do as below step:

• (1.) Specify the lookup value and output range as you need;
• (2.) Choose the returned result as you need, you can select Replace 0 or #N/A error value with a blank option or Replace 0 or #N/A error value with a specified value option;
• (3.) Select the data range and the corresponding key and returned column.
• (4.) Then, click OK button.

3. The values have been returned based on the lookup value, and the #N/A errors are also replaced by zero or the new text.

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