"If statement" results in a #N/A

"If statement" results in a #N/A

If cell Z38 = "" I want the result to be blank.  If not blank it will place the proper value from the vlookup table.  Formula works fine with a value.  Empty "Z38" results in a #N/A.

=IF(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE)="","",VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE))
Bob StammOperations ManagerAsked:
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try
=IF(IFERROR(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE),"")="","",VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE))

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or
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE),"")

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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
If on Excel 2007 or later try this:

=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE), "")
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
You may simply use this...
=IF(Z38="","",IF(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE)="","",VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE)))

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OR this
=IF(Z38="","",VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE))

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Though another way is to wrap your formula with IFERROR like below but the disadvantage is in that case, the whole formula will be evaluated even if the Z38 is blank which is not required.
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(Z38,AK4:AL15,2,FALSE),"")

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Bob StammOperations ManagerAuthor Commented:
That was just what i needed.  Thank you!
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