# How do I fix VLOOKUP error?

## How do I fix VLOOKUP error?

Problem: The lookup_value argument is more than 255 characters. Solution: Shorten the value, or use a combination of INDEX and MATCH functions as a workaround. This is an array formula. So either press ENTER (only if you have Microsoft 365) or CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

### How do I fix value not available in Excel?

At the #N/A error, click the small exclamation mark left to the cell and you can see that Excel calls this a ‘Value Not Available Error’….How to fix the #N/A error

- Double click the lookup value.
- Place your marker at the beginning of the value and press backspace.
- Do the same at the end of the value.

#### How do you do a VLOOKUP value?

- In the Formula Bar, type =VLOOKUP().
- In the parentheses, enter your lookup value, followed by a comma.
- Enter your table array or lookup table, the range of data you want to search, and a comma: (H2,B3:F25,
- Enter column index number.
- Enter the range lookup value, either TRUE or FALSE.

**Did not Find in VLOOKUP evaluation?**

If your lookup value is not in the first column of the array, you will see the #N/A error. In this case, Excel is looking for it in column A, not column B. Solution: You can try to fix this by adjusting your VLOOKUP to reference the correct column. If that’s not possible, then try moving your columns.

**What is value not available error?**

The #N/A error in Excel occurs when the value cannot be found in the referenced data. The most common error is entering an unavailable value to the formula. These are most commonly found in formulas such as VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP or MATCH when they couldn’t find their exact value from the referenced data, they return as #NA.

## What is Vlookup syntax?

Syntax. VLOOKUP (lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup]) For example: =VLOOKUP(A2,A10:C20,2,TRUE) =VLOOKUP(“Fontana”,B2:E7,2,FALSE)

### How do I get VLOOKUP to return 0 instead of blank?

2. If you want to return a specific text instead of the 0 value, you can apply this formula: =IF(LEN(VLOOKUP(D2,A2:B10,2,0))=0,”Specific text”,VLOOKUP(D2,A2:B10,2,0)).