This post will guide you how to **vlookup and return blank instead of 0 or #N/A error** in Excel. How do I vlookup returning blank instead of 0 or #N/A when no data matched in Excel.

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## Vlookup to Return Blank Instead of 0 or #N/A

When you use vlookup function to search a value, and it will return the searched value, and if the matched cell is blank, it will return 0. Or if the matched cell is not found, it will return #N/A error. If you do not want to return blank instead of 0 or #N/A for those two cases. How to use the VLOOKUP function to create a formula in Excel.

Assuming that you have a list of data in Range of Cells A1:B5, and you want to find “excel” text string in range A1:B5, and return the corresponding value in column B.

If you want to return blank instead of 0 or #N/A Error, you can use a formula based on the IFERROR function, the IF function, the LEN function and the VLOOKUP function. Like this:

=IFERROR(IF(LEN(VLOOKUP("excel",A1:B5,2,0))=0,"",VLOOKUP("excel",A1:B5,2,0)), "")

Type this formula into a blank cell, and press **Enter** key in your keyboard.

**Let’s see how this formula works:**

The first **VLOOKUP formula** will lookup value “excel” in range A1:B5, if TRUE, then return the corresponding value in Column B. and then the returned value passed into LEN function as it argument.

The** Len function** will return the length of the returned value by VLOOKUP Function. If the length is equal to 0, it indicates that the matching value is blank.

The **IF formula** will check if the length value is 0 or not, if it is equal to 0, then return blank value, otherwise, return the matched value.

The** IFERROR function** will check if the returned value by IF is #N/A, if true, return blank value.

### Related Functions

- Excel IF function

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