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How to hide inconsistent formula error in Excel?

As below screenshot shown, a green error indicator will appear in the cell when the formula does not match the formula pattern of other cells which locate near it. Actually, you can hide this inconsistent formula error. This article will show you methods to achieve it.

Hide single inconsistent formula error with ignoring error
Hide all inconsistent formula errors in selection with VBA code


Hide single inconsistent formula error with ignoring error


You can hide one inconsistent formula error per time with ignoring the error in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select the cell which contains the error indicator you want to hide, then click the showing button beside the cell. See screenshot:

2. Select Ignore Error from the drop down list as below screenshot shown.

Then the error indicator will be hidden immediately.


Hide all inconsistent formula errors in selection with VBA code

The following VBA method can help you to hide all inconsistent formula errors in a selection in your worksheet. Please do as follows.

1. In the worksheet, you need to hide all inconsistent formula errors, press the Alt + F11 keys simultaneously to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please click Insert > Module, then copy and paste VBA code into the Code window.

VBA code: Hide all inconsistent formula errors in worksheet

Sub HideInconsistentFormulaError()
    Dim xRg As Range, xCell As Range
    Dim xError As Byte
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the range:", "KuTools For Excel", ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    For Each xCell In xRg
        If xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentFormula).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentFormula).Ignore = True
        End If
    Next
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, please select the range you need to hide all inconsistent formula errors in, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all inconsistent formula errors are hidden immediately from the selected range. See screenshot:


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This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site
Hello,

thank you for sharing your solution, but its not working in newest Excel 365
No VBA-Errors, but Excel still shows the inconsistent errors
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Hi speedy,
Can you tell me the version of your Excel 365 you have?
I have tested the code in Excel 365 and it works well. so the problem cannot be reproduced.
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Hello Crystal,

The newest Excel 365 Version 2207 (Build 15427.20210)
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Hi speedy,
I have tested the code in the same version (2207 (Build 15425.20210)) and it stil works.
Can you upload a sample file of your data here?
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-picture-zxm/365_version.png
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Hello Crystal,

thank you for your testing time.

Do you use a basic old school (user formatted table) only or is it a table with a excel design and filter function in column head ?
Like shown here:
https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/office/%C3%BCbersicht-zu-excel-tabellen-7ab0bb7d-3a9e-4b56-a3c9-6c94334e492c

Latest is what I am using.

I can´t share my "programm" - its a financial tool for personal use.
The cells are with this content:
=HYPERLINK("https://www.domain.de/abc.html";"www")

Because each row has a another link, I´m getting the inconsistent errors.
I can hide it manually, but not with VBA.

I don´t know if your vba just works for a few seconds and then the errors appear again.
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Hi speedy,
Many thanks for your feedback. The original code did not take into account the Table format data. The code has been updated as follows, please give it a try.

Sub HideInconsistentFormulaError()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220902
    Dim xRg As Range, xCell As Range
    Dim xError As Byte
    On Error Resume Next
   Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the range:", "KuTools For Excel", ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    For Each xCell In xRg
        If xCell.Errors(xlEmptyCellReferences).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlEmptyCellReferences).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlEvaluateToError).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlEvaluateToError).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentFormula).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentFormula).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentListFormula).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlInconsistentListFormula).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlListDataValidation).Value Then
           xCell.Errors(xlListDataValidation).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlNumberAsText).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlNumberAsText).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlOmittedCells).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlOmittedCells).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlTextDate).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlTextDate).Ignore = True
        ElseIf xCell.Errors(xlUnlockedFormulaCells).Value Then
            xCell.Errors(xlUnlockedFormulaCells).Ignore = True
        End If
    Next
End Sub
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Hello Crystal,

thank you very much for the code, its working now :)


Greets

speedy
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