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Excel ISOMITTED function

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2022-08-31

The ISOMITTED function checks if the value is omitted in the LAMBDA function and returns TRUE (value is missing) or FALSE (value is not missing).
It is a logical function which can be used in combination with the IF function as part of the LAMBDA function.

Note: This function is only available in Excel for Microsoft 365.




Argument (required): The value in the LAMBDA function you want to check whether it is missing.


1. This function is used as part of the LAMBDA function;
2. When the specified value is missing, you can specify to return a friendly text string.

Return value

It returns a text string.


As shown in the screenshot below, you have applied the LAMBDA function to calculate a total price based on the certain quantity and unit and the result returns 0. Now you need to check whether a value is missing in the LAMBDA function. You can do as follows to achieve it.

Tips: In this example, to get the correct calculation, the full formula of the LAMBDA function should be as follows.

=LAMBDA(x,y,x*y)(B2,C2) --> B2*C2=2450

1. Select a blank cell (say E2 in this case), enter the following formula and press the Enter key to get the result.

=LAMBDA(x,y,IF(ISOMITTED(x),"the value is missing",x*y))(,C2)


1) In this formula, ISOMITTED(x) checks whether the x argument in the LAMBDA function is missing. If the x argument is missing, it will return a friendly string “the value is missing” you specified in the formula.
2) If you change the argument in the ISOMITTED function to y, it checks if the y argument in the LAMBDA function is missing. In this case, as the y argument is not missing, the function returns the product of x and y. Here the missing value x is considered as 0, so you will get the result as 0*C2 --> 0*50=0.
=LAMBDA(x,y,IF(ISOMITTED(y),"the value is missing",x*y))(,C2)

Related Functions

Excel LAMBDA function
The LAMBDA function creates custom, reusable functions and call them by a friendly name.

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