How to use IFERROR and VLOOKUP in Excel?

In this article, we are going to learn how to use VLOOKUP with IFERROR function to ignore the #N/A error while calculating the formula.

As we all know that IFERROR  function used for providing the output as result when any error occurs while the 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 and understand how we can ignore VLOOKUP #N/A Error in Excel.

We have data in Sheet 1 from which we want to update the information in another data and sheet 2 where we want to update the data.


Sheet 1:-

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Sheet 2:-

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In sheet 2, we want to update the birth date from the sheet 1. We need to follow below given steps and formula:-

  • Enter the formula in cell C2 of sheet 2.
  • =IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet1!A:F,6,FALSE),”Not Found”)
  • Press Enter.
  • Copy the same formula and paste in the range.
  • Birth date will get updated and also where the data is not available in the sheet 1 formula will return “Not Found” as output.

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In this way we can use IFERROR function to ignore #N/A error as result.

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