We can use the **excel IFNA function** to generate a custom result when a formula ought to display the **#N/A error**. This function doesn’t detect other errors apart from the **#N/A error**. The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1: How to Use the Excel IFNA Function*

**Formula**

**=IFNA(VLOOKUP(D4,A4:B10,2,FALSE),"Not applicable")**

**Setting up the Data**

- We will set up the data by inputting the
**SUBJECTS**for a student in**Column A** **Column B**contains the scores for each subject**Column E**is where we want the formula to return the result. We will use a**VLOOKUP formula**to check for the scores of the subjects if they are in the range (**A4:B10**)

* Figure 2: Setting up the Data*

**Excel IFNA Function **

- We will click on
**Cell E4** - We will insert the formula below into the cell
**=IFNA(VLOOKUP(D4,A4:B10,2,FALSE),"Not applicable")**- We will
**press the enter key**

* Figure 3: Result of VLOOKUP for Cell E4*

- We will click on
**Cell E4**again - We will
**double-click**on the fill handle (**the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell E4**) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells

* Figure 4: Result of Using the IFNA function*

**Without the IFNA Function **

Without the **IFNA Function, **the formula for** VLOOKUP **is**:** ** =VLOOKUP(D4,A4:B10,2,FALSE). **If we clear the data from

**Cell E4**to

**Cell E6**where our result is and input the formula below, our result will be like

**figure 5.**

**Formula: ****=VLOOKUP(D4,A4:B10,2,FALSE)**

*Figure 5: Without the IFNA Function*

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