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Excel IFNA function

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2019-06-19

In Excel, the IFNA function returns a custom result when a formula generates the #N/A error, if no error is detected, the normal result will be returned.

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 Syntax:

The syntax for the IFERROR function in Excel is:

= IFNA(value, value_if_na)

 Arguments:

  • value: Required. The value, reference, or formula that is checked for an error.
  • value_if_na: Required. The value returned if the formula is #N/A error value.

Notes:

  • 1. If value is empty, it is evaluated as an empty string ("").
  • 2. If value_if_na is supplied as an empty string (""), a blank cell is displayed when an error is detected.

 Return:

Returns the specific value for the #N/A errors.


 Usage:

In this example, we will use the IFNA function with a VLOOKUP function. If the lookup data is not found from the table, an error of #N/A is displayed, to fix the error value, you can combine the IFNA function.

Now, if you want to find the corresponding Order based on the Product, the normal Vlookup formulas can help you: =VLOOKUP(D2,$A$2:$B$8,2,FALSE), if the value not found from the vlookup table, an error value is returned.

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To fix this #N/A error value, you can combine the IFNA function with the Vlookup formula as this:

=IFNA(VLOOKUP(D2,$A$2:$B$8,2,FALSE),"Not Found")

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