# Excel - Formula to return only cell with value from specified range

1. ## Excel - Formula to return only cell with value from specified range

Hi,

I have a nested IF VLOOKUP formula that has been set up to return the only cell that has a value in from a range of specified cells - the formula is as follows and has been working correctly:

=IFERROR( IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,11,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,14,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,15,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,16,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,17,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,18,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,19,FALSE)&""="", VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,20,FALSE), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,19,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,18,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,17,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,16,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,15,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,14,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$X,11,FALSE)), "")

I need to extend this formula to consider 4 new cells in the calculation (columns 34,35,36 and 37) . Using the above logic, I created the following formula:

=IFERROR( IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,11,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,14,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,15,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,16,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,17,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,18,FALSE)&""="", IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,19,FALSE)&""="",
IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,20,FALSE)&""="",
IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,34,FALSE)&""="",
IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,35,FALSE)&""="",
IF(VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,36,FALSE)&""="",VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,37,FALSE), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,36,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,35,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,34,FALSE)),
VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,20,FALSE), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,19,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,18,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,17,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,16,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,15,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,14,FALSE)), VLOOKUP(A219,Form1!\$A:\$AK,11,FALSE)), "")

However, when I've entered this I get a "you've entered too many arguments for this function" error message.

Ive been back through the syntax however cannot see where I have gone wrong.

Can anyone help? Happy to share a copy of the workbook

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3. ## Re: Excel - Formula to return only cell with value from specified range

Hi david,

This formula seems to work without the "IfError()" part:
Formula:
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Does this help? I just used the Alt-Enter to stack the formula up. I have no idea if it gets you where you want to go, but I don't get an error entering it.

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