I've been told to format the cells in my excel spreadsheet to "General;General" to get rid of any "0" values when I use the VLOOKUP function, but have no data in my LOOKUP table yet.
I know how to format them to "General", but can't figure out how to set them "General;General".
I don't know the "General;General" trick, but I do know another method which can help you replace the errors with "0" or blank values.
You can use the =ISERROR function in excel along with the vlookup function.
Your vlookup formula would look as follows: =if(iserror(vlookup.......),"0",(vlookup......))
please replace the vlookup part with your real vlookup formula.
Hope this helps,
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