Using IFERROR function along with VLOOKUP function

In this article, we are going to learn how to ignore the N/A error in result while using Vlookup function in Microsoft Excel.

As we all know that IFERROR function is used for providing the output as result when any error occurs while calculation.

And, VLOOKUP function is used for retrieving the data information in first data to another data on the basis of common value. So when the common value not matched with the second data then formula give us #N/A error as output.

 
Let’s take an example to understand how we can ignore VLOOKUP #N/A Error in Excel.
 
We have 2 data sets. 1st is main data and 2nd is updated data. Now, we want to update the main data from the updated data.

Main Data:-

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Updated Data:-

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In the main data, we want to update the manufacturer details from the updated sheet.

Follow below given steps:-

  • Enter the formula in cell F4 of Main data
  • =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A4,I3:R19,10,FALSE),"Not Found")

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  • Press Enter.
  • Copy the same formula and paste in the range.
  • Manufacturer detail will get updated, and also where the data is not available in the sheet, formula will return “Not Found” as output.

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This is the way we can eliminate NA error as result when using VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel.

 

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