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Hi Tom

I need to add "if(iserror(.......),"0",......." where the dots represent formulas, to a biggish range of cells (P36 to AA79), in order to get the formula to return a 0 if it dosent find anything, rather than #n/a, #value etc. Do you know a quick way I can do this, or do I have to go into each individual cell and add it to the formula already there? I cant add it into one cell and copy down or across, as the formulas in the cells are all slightly different.

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Gail

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Gail,

If there is a unique combination of characters at the beginning of your formula you can use the Replace command from the right side of the home tab of the ribbon.  But generally that is not the case.  (you might have to do multiple find and replace to alter both ends of the formula.

If I was going to do it, I would probably us a macro, but the pattern you show is confusing.

for what you describe I use the new IFError function

=iferror(current formula,0)

which does what you describe and may be more amenable to the Find and Replace option.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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