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    need VLOOKUP to generate a zero if match not found

    Hi guys & gals,

    Need help with formula for vlookup to generate a zero if a match is not found in the first column. My formula looks for a matching date in B1, and if it finds it does a vlookup. This is for part inventory so I need a zero returned if the part is not on the list in col A because only parts with a positive inventory show up in the report I have to use.

    Here is the current formula: =IF(BL5=Inventory!$B$1,VLOOKUP($C7,Inventory!$A3:$C72,2),BK10)

    Thanks in Advance!
    Last edited by merlyn45; 05-11-2012 at 01:09 PM.

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    Re: need VLOOKUP to generate a zero if match not found

    Try using IFERROR like this

    =IF(BL5=Inventory!$B$1,IFERROR(VLOOKUP($C7,Inventory!$A3:$C72,2,FALSE),0),BK10)

    Note: I also added FALSE to your VLOOKUP otherwise you won't necessarily get an "exact match"
    Audere est facere

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    Re: need VLOOKUP to generate a zero if match not found

    If you do not find a match the wrap it in =IFERROR(value,value_if_error)

    value_if_error >> set this to 0
    HTH
    Regards, Jeff

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    Re: need VLOOKUP to generate a zero if match not found

    Thanks guys..you rock!! It works perfectly!

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