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    Equivalent to java break(); function in basic excel formulas?

    Hello,

    I've been looking around and I'm not sure if it's possible, but I would like to know if there's an equivalent to Java's break(); function in basic excel formulas. For those who don't know Java, the break() essentially, I'm looking for a way to exit a formula early under certain conditions, so that the cell's value would evaluate to be blank.

    This is the formula I'm currently using:
    =IF(ISNA((INDEX('Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$L:$L,MATCH(IF(("*"&K7&"*")="**",NA(),"*"&K7&"*"),'Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$AQ:$AQ,0)))), NA(),"✓")

    K7 is a column which contains potential new email addresses. Right now, by design it is throwing a N/A if K7 is a blank cell. 'Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$L:$L returns a name, and 'Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$AQ:$AQ is searching through another database of known email addresses.

    The reason I am looking for this functionality at all is that I need some way to differentiate between errors due to a nonmatch, and errors due to there being no data in K7. If there is no break(); function in basic excel formulas, I would also appreciate any advice on another way I could go about doing this.

    Thanks so much!

    BTW: sorry if this would better fit in Formula's and Functions--I wasn't sure.
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    Re: Equivalent to java break(); function in basic excel formulas?

    There's no equivalent in Excel, but what you could do is simply arrange your formula so the first thing it does is check K7 and if it's empty return a blank.

    =IF(K7="", "", IF(ISNA((INDEX('Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$L:$L,MATCH(IF(("*"&K7&"*")="**",NA(),"*"&K7&"*"),'Master New Hire List.xlsx]Sheet2'!$AQ:$AQ,0)))), NA(),"✓"))
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    Re: Equivalent to java break(); function in basic excel formulas?

    Wow I was overthinking that. Thanks so much!

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