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Vlookup, return zero if not found

I have a formula where I use multiple lookups to return several values, which
I add together. e.g =vlookup(A) + vlookup(B) +vlookup (C)

If vlookup A = 1, B = 3, & C = 2, everything is good and the result = 7.

But in some cases the value one of them is looking up does not exist in the
array.
If this happens it causes the whole formula to return #N/A. I would like it
to give the one that has the #N/A to return the value of zero. So say
vlookup A = #N/A, my total formula would = 6

Any help appreciated. Thanks.


I have a formula where I use multiple lookups to return several values, which
I add together. e.g =vlookup(A) + vlookup(B) +vlookup (C)

If vlookup A = 1, B = 3, & C = 2, everything is good and the result = 7.

But in some cases the value one of them is looking up does not exist in the
array.
If this happens it causes the whole formula to return #N/A. I would like it
to give the one that has the #N/A to return the value of zero. So say
vlookup A = #N/A, my total formula would = 6

Any help appreciated. Thanks.

How can one do a string search in Excel that searches for a string, and rather than returning a #VALUE! error if the string is not found, instead returns 0?

For instance, =SEARCH("z","word") returns #VALUE! Is there a function that would instead return 0 or FALSE?

How do I make this code not error if the value in cboCarPartModel is
not found in my wo worksheet? It works fine if the value is found but
errors if not found. Jody

Private Sub cboCarPartModel_Change()
Dim wo As Range
Set wo = Worksheets("cpModels").Range("cpModelNameAndNumbers")
If Me.cboCarPartModel.Value > "" Then
Label3.Caption = Application.VLookup(cboCarPartModel.Value, wo, 2,
False)
End If
End Sub

Basically, I have a list of stock symbols in column A that goes down
about a thousand cells. I occasionally add to this list. Usually I just
search (or use find feature) to see if I already have a given stock on
the list, and if it is there then I ignore, but if it isn't I add it to
the bottom.

I want to create a cell / box / formula on top where I will be able to
enter a stock symbol (i.e., "IBM") and this box/cell/etc. will either
return that the symbol is already on the list, or if it is not on the
list will automatically add it to the list.

I have this so far which tells me only if a symbol already exists
=MATCH("IBM", A1:A500, 0) , which may be the wrong approach to start
with, and that helps to see if a symbol is on the list, though I need
something that will automatically add the symbol to the list if not
found.

Thanks for help in advance!!

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Basically, I have a list of stock symbols in column A that goes down about a thousand cells. I occasionally add to this list. Usually I just search (or use find feature) to see if I already have a given stock on the list, and if it is there then I ignore, but if it isn't I add it to the bottom.

I want to create a cell / box / formula on top where I will be able to enter a stock symbol (i.e., "IBM") and this box/cell/etc. will either return that the symbol is already on the list, or if it is not on the list will automatically add it to the list.

I have this so far which tells me only if a symbol already exists
=MATCH("IBM", A1:A500, 0) , which may be the wrong approach to start with, and that helps to see if a symbol is on the list, though I need something that will automatically add the symbol to the list if not found.

Thanks for help in advance!!

Hi there

I have a basic macro which opens severals workbooks from a folder. If the workbook cannot be found, an error automatically appears.

I want to check that all files are present in the folder. The best way I can think to do this is to have a macro to open and close each workbook - this part I am ok with.

Then, if Excel were unable to find the desired workbook, then a message would appear saying "workbook 1 cannot be found". The user could choose ok, then the macro would continue to open and close the rest of the workbooks.

The code I am using to open and close workbooks is:

Sub Check_Files()

Workbooks.Open ("C:Workbook1.xls")
    Windows("Workbook1.xls").Activate
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True

Workbooks.Open ("C:Workbook2.xls")
    Windows("Workbook2.xls").Activate
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True

Workbooks.Open ("C:Workbook3.xls")
    Windows("Workbook3.xls").Activate
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True

End Sub
I am, unsure how to write somesort of IF statement to say "open workbook..., if not found then display message (user chooses ok then macro continues), if workbook is found then open and close workbook then continue with macro"

Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks

Hi.

I'm pretty green when it comes to macros, so hoping someone could help me out.

I want to check each number in the Number column of "OldData" sheet, and search "NewData" sheet to see if the number is present. If the number is NOT in the Number column of "NewData", then copy entire row that contains that number from "OldData" and paste at bottom of "NewData" sheet.

Is this very complicated?

So to try and summarize in steps:
1. Copy B2 of OldData sheet.
2. Find B2 (OldData) in NewData sheet column B.
3a. If found, move on to B3, loop back to step 1.
3b. If not found, copy Row 2, and paste in first empty row of NewData sheet. Move on to B3.

Big thanks in advance!

Hi
Here is my code that will search in the work sheet, I made a button.

Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
Range("B1").Select
    Cells.Find(What:="resize to show all values", After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:= _
        xlValues, LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext _
        , MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False).Activate

End Sub
this perfectly works fine, but the only problem is it will show me error or to debug if not found please help me fix it, I don't want it to do anything if not found.

Please see attached Zip file.

I use a robot to find telephone numbers from publicly available sources for lists of real property owners. The search criteria for each property record include Firstname, Lastname and Zip Code.

The robot returns "FirstName, Lastname","Street Address","City-State-Zip","Phone" in a CSV file which can be opened in Excel to yield four columns with those headings.

The robot is programmed to return both exact matches and approximate matches as the phone records don't always exactly match the owner's contact information found in the property records. So, the robot often returns far more rows of possible matches than there are rows of containing property records.

The task is then to use VLOOKUP to find the right phone number. Following advice received from a previous post I use the following function to produce a lookup value for VLOOKUP both in the robot data and in the original property contact information. The "concatenate" is formed by using a formula like =LastName&" "&StreetNumber&" "Zip. Then VLOOKUP is used to find the phone number.

Fortunately, VLOOKUP does work to find a phone number...for some lookup values...but not for others. VLOOKUP returns a phone number perfectly when the lookup value is found in the range PROVIDED THE MATCHING LOOKUP VALUE IS NOT FOUND IN THE PORTION OF THE RANGE THAT EXCEEDS THE COLUMN LENGTH OF THE PROPERTY RECORDS THEMSELVES. If the matching value is found in a portion of the range beyond the range of the property values it returns a zero vs. the phone number.

Being able to lookup these phone numbers from lists of robotically returned exact and inexact matches is extremely important to our work. So, any assistance with this will be very much appreciated.

Please see the attached spreadsheet for further information.

Oh, happy Father's Day to all Dads out there (like me!)

LongFisher

I have date in one sheet1 like.....
Roles | Person Responsible
B:0203 X
B:0203_1 y
B:0305 g

In another sheet( sheet2) i want to autofill the person responsible when i type Role
Like B:0203 | X
which i could do using VLOOKUP
but main thing is
If i type B:0203_45 which doesn't exist in the sheet1 it should give me that X is responsible for that cause X will be the main person responsible for B:0203* but few roles like B:0203_1, Y is responsible for it. which is it will check for data in the sheet1 and if not found it should return the main responsible person( The role B:0203 for main person x can be B:0203_5_6 ALSO OTHERWISE I WOULD LIMIT THE CHARACTER AND COULD GET THE RESULT)

any help would be appreciated.

thank

I'm using VLOOKUP to search for results in another worksheet. What I need is 0 returned if the search fails. Currently I'm getting #N/A and that's causing my other formulas to fail.
Any suggestions???
TIA

Hi, useing vlookup formula, when not found in the table I want to leave what was originally there (not leave it blank or a 0) and only return when it is found.

Please help.

Tks

Why does the vlookup return a value even if what it is looking for is not there? It seems to just randomly choose a value. For example, I have data like the below and I tell it to look for red, it would return 300 (which is yellow). I think it tries to find Red and then just returns the value closest to Red. Can I make it so if it does not find Red, it returns N/A or Error instead of it returnign some value?

Blue 100
Brown 450
Green 200
Yellow 300
White 400

I am using a vlookup in an if statement. The formula is =IF(VLOOKUP(A19,U1:V8,2,0)=O19,"TRD",1). Basically, the formula says if the number in cell O19 is equal to a number found by the vlookup, return TRD, if not return 1.

The formula works if O19 is actually a number. However, 019 references another cell in a differnt worksheet. The cell referenced is actually another formula.

Is there a way to have excel recognize O19 as a number instead of a formula?

Thanks.

Hi All

Hopefully I can explain this but if an example sheet is need please let me know.

I have a vlaue in cell A1, lets say "H"
I have a value in Cell A2, lets say 11000

I now have a range of A4:J15. Column A contains letters from A-L, the rest of the range contains numbers.

What i am trying to get is a formula that will take the value from cell A1 to find what row that is on and if the value in cell A2 is in that row then just return it otherwise if the value is not found then return round up to an available value in that row.

I have written this formula but it seems to round down rather than up.

=HLOOKUP(A2,$B$4:$J$15,MATCH(A1,$A$4:$A$15,0))

any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Jim

I am trying to run a search function to search for certain headings. Some of the data will have have certain headings and some will not. The below If statement searches for a certain heading, but if it is not found then I don't know what to have it do.

Is the If Statement the way to go?
What is the syntax of it?

Thank you in advance!


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 Selection.Find(What:=strSearch, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlFormulas, _ 
LookAt:=xlPart, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _ 
MatchCase:=False).Activate = "" Then 

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I need help understanding the formula to do the following:

I am trying to compare a single cell's Value in 1 worksheet to try to find a match in another column (or a range of cells). If I find a match I want the result to be a 1 and if it is not found then a 0.
Is this the Lookup function?

A formula example would be helpfull!

Have some data that should be inserted into a file called BB3.xls So the VBA should open the files, but if the file is not found, it should create it. How do we do that?

The files should be found in C:Data

I am looking at data on one worksheet and transferring to another using the
below formula.

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(D9,NSN6!A:A,0)),"",INDEX(NSN6!B:B,M ATCH(D9,NSN6!A:A,0)))

If data/match is not found, what is needed to say "Not Found"

I'm having a problem with a function on a colleague's computer. The
following formula...
=YEAR(H6)
works find on my computer but returns a Name Not Found error on her
computer (Excel 2002, SP3). She states that she receives a message
when opening the file asking if she wants to update links. There are
no links in the workbook!

She does have the Analysis ToolPak add-in installed and the formula
=WEEKNUM(H6) works fine.

What's up? Isn't YEAR a standard function?

Thanks for the help.

- John

I made a user defined function like the one below for a special purpose. The function works fine, but I want it to return 0 (zero) if the functions return an error like #value. Any suggestion on what I have to add to this function?

Function Split1(rngCell)
    application.Volatile
    VntData = Split(rngCell.Value, " ")
    Split1 = application.WorksheetFunction.Substitute(VntData(UBound(VntData)), ".", "") * 1
End Function


Hello everyone!
I am working with some bird survey data (see attached document). I did about 800 surveys at some 80 locations. I want to analyze the data, but I have an issue I am hoping someone can help me with.

See document attached: I didn't survey every place every day, but I want to know what species I DIDN'T see at locations on days that I did surveys. The way the data is structured, I recorded only the number of individuals of species detected, what I need is 0's for all the species I DIDN'T see. For example, I did a survey at location 33 on 5/15/11 and found a bunch of species, but I didn't see an AMRO (American Robin) - in my pivot table I want it to show that I found 0 AMRO individuals (& show 0's for all the other species I didn't find). Basically, I want the pivot table to show me a 0 for all species I DIDN'T see when I did do a survey at a specific location on a specific date. Make sense? Happy to clarify if not. I would be very grateful for your help. I need the data in this format for my analyses.

The only solution I have thought of is to copy all the sp. names for each combination of location and date (800+!) and then put the number found 0, this would work but it would take a long long time, I am hoping someone is much more clever than me and is willing to help me out! Thanks!

I am looking at data on one worksheet and transferring to another using the
below formula.

=IF(ISNA(MATCH(D9,NSN6!A:A,0)),"",INDEX(NSN6!B:B,MATCH(D9,NSN6!A:A,0)))

If data/match is not found, what is needed to say "Not Found"

Hello all:

Row 3 has a list of dates (e.g. 1/6/2012, 2/24/2012, etc)
Row 55 has a list of data corresponding to those dates

I'd like to use a sumif() formula to sum the data in row 55 when the corresponding date in row 3 is in the month of January
I have sumif(3:3,"1*",55:55) but it returns zero.

When I change the sumif criteria to an actual date found in row 3 - e.g. "1/6/2012" it does work correctly.

Thanks in advance.