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Using vlookup, a cell returns a value of #N/A. How can i make that then convert to 0

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Use this formula:
=IFERROR([cell], 0)

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How to use vlookup in openoffice using multiple sheets


Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
In general, VLookUp can be used to find a value within a range (that's organised vertically), and then return a corresponding value from an adjacent column.
If you can describe in a little more detail what you want to do, I'm sure we can figure out a way to get it done.
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Jun 03, 2014 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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My MS Excel vlookup function ASCII type table contains both upper case and lower case letters, characters like ( and % or *, and numbers. It seems to return the numerical equivalent of upper case letters...


Correct a #N/A error blueup_clv.gifShow All bluedrop_clv.gifHide All This error occurs when a value is not available to a function or formula.
  1. Optionally, click the cell that displays the error, click the button that appears ooui1_za06043871.gif, and then click Show Calculation Steps if it appears.
  2. Review the following possible causes and solutions. blueup_clv.gifMissing data, and #N/A or NA() has been entered in its place
    Replace #N/A with new data.
    Note You can enter #N/A in those cells where data is not yet available. Formulas that refer to those cells will then return #N/A instead of attempting to calculate a value.
    blueup_clv.gifGiving an inappropriate value for the lookup_value argument in the HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, MATCH, or VLOOKUP worksheet function
    Make sure that the lookup_value argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) is the correct type of value — for example, a value or a cell reference, but not a range reference. blueup_clv.gifUsing the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, or MATCH worksheet function to locate a value in an unsorted table
    By default, functions that look up information in tables must be sorted in ascending order. However, the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP worksheet functions contain a range_lookup argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) that instructs the function to find an exact match even if the table is not sorted. To find an exact match, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE. The MATCH worksheet function contains a match_type argument that specifies the order the list must be sorted in to find a match. If the function cannot find a match, try changing the match_type argument. To find an exact match, set the match_type argument to 0.
    blueup_clv.gifUsing an argument in an array formula that is not the same number of rows or columns as the range that contains the array formula
    If the array formula (array formula: A formula that performs multiple calculations on one or more sets of values, and then returns either a single result or multiple results. Array formulas are enclosed between braces { } and are entered by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.) has been entered into multiple cells, make sure that the ranges referenced by the formula have the same number of rows and columns, or enter the array formula into fewer cells. For example, if the array formula has been entered into a range 15 rows high (C1:C15) and the formula refers to a range 10 rows high (A1:A10), the range C11:C15 will display #N/A. To correct this error, enter the formula into a smaller range (for example, C1:C10), or change the range to which the formula refers to the same number of rows (for example, A1:A15).
    blueup_clv.gifOmitting one or more required arguments from a built-in or custom worksheet function
    Enter all arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function.
    blueup_clv.gifUsing a custom worksheet function that is not available
    Make sure that the workbook that contains the worksheet function is open and the function is working properly.
    blueup_clv.gifRunning a macro that enters a function that returns #N/A
    Make sure that the arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function are correct and in the correct position.

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What is vlook up & what is hlook up?


The VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions contain an argument called range_lookup that allows you to find an exact match to your lookup value without sorting the lookup table

I have posted below link to know more .Please have a look..

http://www.howtodothings.com/computers-internet/how-to-use-the-vlookup-and-hlookup-functions-in-microsoft-excel
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181213

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/vlookup-HP005209335.aspx

http://www.timeatlas.com/5_minute_tips/general/learning_vlookup_in_excel

Please rate & vote if you like soution..

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Mar 14, 2011 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Dont understand how to use vlookup in excel 2007


This tutorial also helped me much to understand how vlookup works:

http://www.myhowtoos.com/en/excel-howtoos/84-how-to-match-values-in-excel-using-vlookup

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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How to use vlookup in openoffice using different sheets


=VLOOKUP(A2;Sheet1.$A$3:D27;2;0)

The cell I created this formula in was Sheet 3 Cell C9 - to show the different sheets
A2 is the cell I want to look up
Sheet1.A3:D27 is the range of cells that contains the data I want to return, The first column relates directly to cell C9 is Sheet 3. I locked the first cell in my range as I wanted to apply the same formula across other cells hence the $
2 is the number of the column that has the data I want to return, I had a choice in this formula of 4 columns
0 is the value to complete the formula

Feb 11, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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How to use vlookup


you can a tutorial here.

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Feb 06, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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What is vlookup & hlookup?


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An example is the federal income tax table. On your tax return you get your gross income and number of dependents, go to the Lookup table, and find your taxable income.

The V in VLOOKUP means that the table is vertical; HLOOKUP has a horizontal orientation.

If you use the Insert Function button in Excel and paste either function, the dialog box will explain each required field separately with examples.

Dec 02, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Vlookup


Check if the first parameter entered is of the cell for which you are doing lookup.

I mean sometimes its possible if you want to do a lookup for say cell A2, by mistake you enter it as =vlookup(A3,........)

Jul 07, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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Function


VLOOKUP is to Searches for a value in the leftmost column of a table, and then returns a value in the same row from a column you specify in the table. Use VLOOKUP instead of HLOOKUP when your comparison values are located in a column to the left of the data you want to find. The V in VLOOKUP stands for "Vertical." Syntax VLOOKUP(lookup_value,table_array,col_index_num,range_lookup) Lookup_value is the value to be found in the first column of the array. Lookup_value can be a value, a reference, or a text string. Table_array is the table of information in which data is looked up. Use a reference to a range or a range name, such as Database or List. If range_lookup is TRUE, the values in the first column of table_array must be placed in ascending order: ..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ..., A-Z, FALSE, TRUE; otherwise VLOOKUP may not give the correct value. If range_lookup is FALSE, table_array does not need to be sorted. You can put the values in ascending order by choosing the Sort command from the Data menu and selecting Ascending. The values in the first column of table_array can be text, numbers, or logical values. Uppercase and lowercase text are equivalent. Col_index_num is the column number in table_array from which the matching value must be returned. A col_index_num of 1 returns the value in the first column in table_array; a col_index_num of 2 returns the value in the second column in table_array, and so on. If col_index_num is less than 1, VLOOKUP returns the #VALUE! error value; if col_index_num is greater than the number of columns in table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #REF! error value. Range_lookup is a logical value that specifies whether you want VLOOKUP to find an exact match or an approximate match. If TRUE or omitted, an approximate match is returned. In other words, if an exact match is not found, the next largest value that is less than lookup_value is returned. If FALSE, VLOOKUP will find an exact match. If one is not found, the error value #N/A is returned. Remarks If VLOOKUP can't find lookup_value, and range_lookup is TRUE, it uses the largest value that is less than or equal to lookup_value. If lookup_value is smaller than the smallest value in the first column of table_array, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A error value. If VLOOKUP can't find lookup_value, and range_lookup is FALSE, VLOOKUP returns the #N/A value.

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I love vlookup! Suppose you have 1 worksheet with song numbers and titles in Row 1, Cols A:B: Song# Title 123 Love Me Tender 234 Blue Suede Shoes 345 Dixie Another worksheet has song number and performer in Row 1, Cols A:B Song# Performer 123 Elvis Presley 234 Carl Perkins 456 Cher Notice there is NO performer for song number 345 in the 2nd worksheet. Now in the 1st work sheet, cell C2 insert this LOOKUP function: =LOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B) Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 in Col C. You should get a Performer for all songs even though there is not a song number 345 in the performer worksheet. Help me out Mr. VLOOKUP. Insert this VLOOKUP function in cell C2 of the first worksheet: =VLOOKUP(A2,Sheet2!A:B,2,0) Copy that cell to row 3 and row 4 Col C. You should get the performer names for the 1st 2 songs, but not for 345 Dixie. The result should be #N/A. That means VLOOKUP could not find a DIRECT match for song 345 in the second worksheet. That is why I prefer VLOOKUP over LOOKUP. I have found this explaination of the VLOOKUP parameters helpful: 1. Needle (A2) 2. Haystack (Sheet2!A:B) 3. RELATIVE Col containing result (2) 4. Need DIRECT MATCH ONLY (0) Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

Aug 27, 2007 | Microsoft Office Standard for PC

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