VLOOKUP - how to avoid the #N/A result

k-real

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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

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=if(iserror(VLOOKUP(D9,'[Book1.xls]2006'!$M:$N,2,FALSE),"",VLOOKUP(D9,'[Book1.xls]2006'!$M:$N,2,FALSE))
 
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