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=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(G1,'#Output'!A1:H698, 8,FALSE), "")

The link above can prevent N/A from display if vlookup can match a record. However, if it match a record with blank field, the retrieved column will be shown as 0. Is it possible to let it show blank instead of 0?

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=IFERROR(if(VLOOKUP(G1,'#Output'!A1:H698, 8,FALSE)=0,"",VLOOKUP(G1,'#Output'!A1:H698, 8,FALSE)), "")
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If your VLOOKUP is normally returning text, and not numeric or date values, there is a simpler way:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(G1,'#Output'!A1:H698, 8,FALSE)&"", "")

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The &"" appends a zero-length string to the result, thus preventing the blank from being interpreted as a numeric zero.
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That's a cool trick, Patrick! I hadn't seen that before.
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