# Return 0 when if statement with VLOOKUP returns#N/A

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#### stoz

I am using a formula to return #N/A when a value cannot be found on a lookup
or the actual value if found. I keep getting the message I have a formula
error which then highlights "0" as the error in the formula. Formula being
used is
=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A1:G1266,5,false),0,VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A4:G1280,5,false), or if I use ,"", to return blank I get the same error message.
Can anyone see where I might be going wrong. Using Excel 2003.

Try
=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A1:G1266,5,FALSE)),"Not
Found",VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A4:G1280,5,FALSE))

when you get it working you can replace "Not Found" with 0 or ""

You were missing couple of ) in your formula...
One each after both FALSE)

Hi,

If you are using 2007 you can simplify this to

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A1:G1266,5,),0)

This is not only shorter, but is is computer efficient, because VLOOKUP is a
resource intensive function and using the old way meant that if there was no
error Excel calculated the lookup twice!

Why do you have 2 different ranges:

VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A1:G1266,5,false)
VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A4:G1280,5,false)

Here's another one using the same range on both ends:

=IF(COUNTIF('Talla#2'!A1:A1266,A15),VLOOKUP(A15,'Talla#2'!A1:G1266,5,0),0)