# How to merge two formulas in to one formula

#### Ingemar

##### New Member
Hello Excel specialists,

I have two formulas I would like to merge:

First formula
This formula is checking if cell value of A8 exists in List 2

Second formula
=IF(ISBLANK(VLOOKUP(\$A8,List2!A:T,9,0)),"Empty",VLOOKUP(\$A8,List2!A:T,9,0))
This formula is checking if a cell in List 2 is blank. If not, the formula will return the cell value 9 columns to the right of the VLOOKUP cell.

Booth formulas above are working fine when they are separated. I am trying to merge the formulas like the example below but I get the message that "You've entered too many arguments for this function."

Any kind of help is appreciated.

Kind regards

Ingemar

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#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Are the values that the formula returns text or numbers?

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Ignore my previous question, didn't realise you have three possible responses.

I suggest that you update your Account details (or click your user name at the top right of the forum) so helpers always know what Excel version(s) & platform(s) you are using as the best solution often varies by version. (Don’t forget to scroll down & ‘Save’)

Try
Excel Formula:
``=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(\$A8,List2!A:T,9,0)),"Value not found",IF(ISBLANK(VLOOKUP(\$A8,List2!A:T,9,0)),"Empty",VLOOKUP(\$A8,List2!A:T,9,0)))``

#### Ingemar

##### New Member
Hello Fluff,

Your formula works great. T H A N K Y O U very much for your help.

Kind regards

Ingemar

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.

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