# How to find which sheet and cell has #N/A in a workbook

Guys, how can I find which sheet has #N/A in my workbook?
compare-rows.xlsx
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Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

you sheets are called Sheet2 and Sheet5. Assuming that you mean Sheet2 when you say Sheet1 and you mean Sheet5 when you say Sheet2, then put this formula in Sheet2, cell E6 and copy down

=INDEX(Sheet5!\$D:\$D,MATCH(C6,Sheet5!\$D:\$D,0))

cheers, teylyn
Author Commented:
Thank you teylyn, for your response, however what I need is a pop-up or something to alert me where I have the #N/A in my workbook and direct me to the correct cell. I get a notice that I have a #N/A in my sheet totals, but then I have to research the whole workbook to try to find which cell is producing the problems so I can fix it.

Any thoughts in this direction would be greatly appreciated.

Once again thank you for your input.
Author Commented:
My note on my attachment is wrong it shoud say sheet 2 and sheet 5, I don't know how to remove and replace the file.
Commented:
Delete row 5 from the worksheet you posted and then run try this code:
``````Sub CompareCols()
Dim v As String

v = DoCompare(Range("Sheet2!C5").CurrentRegion, Range("Sheet5!D6").CurrentRegion)
If v <> "" Then MsgBox "Missing value(s): " & v
End Sub

Function DoCompare(rng1 As Range, rng2 As Range) As String
Dim i1 As Long
Dim i2 As Long

DoCompare = ""
i2 = 1
For i1 = 1 To rng1.Rows.Count
If rng2.Cells(i1, 1).Text = "#N/A" Then
DoCompare = DoCompare & IIf(DoCompare = "", "", ",") & rng1.Cells(i1, 1).Value
End If
Next i1
End Function
``````
EngineerCommented:
This ARRAY formula will give you the row number of the first #NA cell in the list

=MIN(IF(ISNA(D:D),ROW(D:D)))
Author Commented:
Thank you to both you guys, however I am having no success getting either of your suggestions to work, would you mind to put it in the spreadsheet and send it back?
Thank you,
Rob
EngineerCommented:
The formula I gave is in column E which gives only the first occurence of the the #NA

In column F I have given another formula which when copied down will show further occurences,
Author Commented:
ssaqibh, thank you for your response, I only see the formula for column D, above
=MIN(IF(ISNA(D:D),ROW(D:D)))

I am confused as to your direction

Robert
EngineerCommented:
Copy-of-compare-rows.xlsx
Commented:
Here is the sheet with the macro I wrote to find all instances of #N/A.
compare-rows.xlsm

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