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## How do I stop Na from VLOOKUP?

To hide the #N/A error that VLOOKUP throws when it can’t find a value, you can use the IFERROR function to catch the error and return any value you like. When VLOOKUP can’t find a value in a lookup table, it returns the #N/A error.

## Why is VLOOKUP not calculating?

Cause: The cell is formatted as Text, which causes Excel to ignore any formulas. This could be directly due to the Text format, or is particularly common when importing data from a CSV or Notepad file. Fix: Change the format of the cell(s) to General or some other format.

## What is the alternative for VLOOKUP?

INDEX-MATCH

1) INDEX-MATCH: If you don’t have an Office 365 subscription, INDEX-MATCH is your best alternative to VLOOKUP. INDEX formula provides you with the exact location of a cell in a range. By nesting the MATCH formula in INDEX, you can replace VLOOKUP in a much more robust way.

## What can I use instead of VLOOKUP?

INDEX and MATCH works very well if your lookup data is not in the first column, or you want to look to the left of the lookup data, rather than to the right, which is all VLOOKUP can do.

## How do I delete VLOOKUP formula but keep data?

Delete a formula but keep the results

- Select the cell or range of cells that contains the formula.
- Click Home > Copy (or press Ctrl + C).
- Click Home > arrow below Paste > Paste Values.

## Why is VLOOKUP giving me na?

The most common cause of the #N/A error is with VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, or MATCH functions if a formula can’t find a referenced value. For example, your lookup value doesn’t exist in the source data. In this case there is no “Banana” listed in the lookup table, so VLOOKUP returns a #N/A error.

## Why is my VLOOKUP showing formula?

You may have set the cell formatting to “Text” and then typed the formula in it. When you set the cell formatting to “Text”, Excel treats the formula as text and shows it instead of evaluating it. To fix this error, just select the cell, set its formatting to “General”. Now edit the formula and press enter.

## What are the two main causes of errors for VLOOKUP?

There could be some reasons why VLOOKUP returns this error.

- Extra Spaces in Lookup Value.
- Typo mistake in Lookup_Value.
- Numeric values are formatted as Text.
- Lookup Value not in First column of table array.

## Why is my VLOOKUP not working properly?

The number one most common reason why a Vlookup does not work is because the numbers in your cells are actually text. They look like numbers, you even might have went to format and formatted them as numbers… but trust me they are still text.

## Why is VLOOKUP returning the wrong value?

If you’re lucky, an incorrect VLOOKUP() formula will return an error value because you’ll know right away that’s something’s wrong. The #N/A error can be the result of several things, some less obvious than others: Exact match not found: The lookup value doesn’t exist in the left-most column.

## Why is VLOOKUP returning N?

Possible Causes Of VLOOKUP Returning a #N/A Error. VLOOKUP function may return a #N/A error due to any of the following reasons: The lookup value is not found in the lookup array. There is a leading, trailing, or double space in the lookup value (or in the table array). There is a spelling error in the lookup value or the values in the lookup array.

## When does VLOOKUP return N?

When VLOOKUP can’t find a value in a lookup table, it returns the #N/A error . You can use the IFNA function or IFERROR function to trap this error. However, when the result in a lookup table is an empty cell, no error is thrown, VLOOKUP simply returns a zero.