Return custom value in VLookup of Excel is an article that will help you understand how you can return a custom value when your VLookup succeeds.
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To clarify how to return a custom value in VLookup of Excel, I will break the entire formula into pieces. Under each segment, I will explain the process in how we will move forward from that point. I will divide this exercise into steps to make it easy for you to understand.
In the first step, I will run VLookup to find the employee ID in the given dataset. If the value is not found in the dataset, VLookup returns #N/A, which indicates no value for that specific employee ID. See the image below for reference.
After running VLookup successfully, we will place it under the IFERROR function to handle the errors when a value is not found. This way, each time the VLookup fails to return a value or does not find a relative value for that lookup, we can produce a custom value. See the image below for reference.
After handling the error message smoothly, we will place this entire VLookup function and IFERROR under the IF Function. Under the first part of the IF Function, we will place the VLookup function and IFERROR to test and see if it returns “NOT FOUND” as the value.
If the test under IF FUnction succeeds, it shall return “NOT FOUND” as the value, which indicates that the VLookup failed and could not find the relevant value. However, if the VLookup succeeds to fetch a relative value, the IF Function will fail to indicate the success of VLookup. At this time, we can put a custom value as we desire. We have placed the custom value as “Found it”. See the image and below for reference.
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