If you have a lookup value in cell A1 and lookup values in a range named table, and you want a cell to be blank if no lookup is found, you can use: If you want to return the message “Not found” when no match is found, use:

IFNA option

In Excel 2013, the IFNA function is available to trap and handle #N/A errors specifically. The usage syntax is the same as with IFERROR:

Older versions of Excel

In earlier versions of Excel that lack the IFERROR function, you’ll need to repeat the VLOOKUP inside an IF function that catches an error with ISNA or ISERROR. For example:

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