» Preventing a Vlookup Function From Returning an Error When an Exact Match Is Not Found
We want to create a formula to check whether each number in column B appears in List 1 (Column A).
For each successful search, the formula should return that number.
However, if an exact match is not found, the formula should return a text message to that effect, rather than an error.
Use the IF, ISERROR, and VLOOKUP functions as shown in the following formula:
=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B2,$A$2:$A$9,1,FALSE)),""Number Not Found"",VLOOKUP(B2,$A$2:$A$9,1,FALSE))
List1__Numbers to Check____Result
8______2___________________Number Not Found
3______10__________________Number Not Found
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