# VLOOKUP - how to avoid the #N/A result

#### k-real

##### New Member
Hello everyone,

I've been trying to extract values from a different spreadsheet than the one where the formula following is:
=VLOOKUP(D9,'[Book1.xls]2006'!\$M:\$N,2,FALSE)

It does work fine, when it finds the value in \$M, but when it doesn't - it returns #N/A. Is there a way it would just display nothing? I need this to sum afterall and the #N/A result doesn't quite help the case...

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#### SteveO59L

##### Well-known Member
=if(iserror(VLOOKUP(D9,'[Book1.xls]2006'!\$M:\$N,2,FALSE),"",VLOOKUP(D9,'[Book1.xls]2006'!\$M:\$N,2,FALSE))

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