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# Why does my formula not return the words "new part"

Posted on 2011-09-29
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=IF(VLOOKUP(J4,\$D\$3:\$D\$4000,1,FALSE)>0,""," New Part ")

The formula works, but the return is the error #N/A.  Would prefer it to say "new part"
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=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(J4,\$D\$3:\$D\$4000,1,FALSE))," New Part ","")
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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or perhaps you can use COUNTIF, i.e.

=IF(COUNTIF(\$D\$3:\$D\$4000,J4)=0,"New Part","")

regards, barry
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