Even the most experienced users can encounter errors while working on their worksheets. In this tutorial, we will cover six common errors that you may have encountered while using Excel. We will discuss the cause of each error and provide step-by-step instructions on how to resolve them.
- The hash error occurs when you try to display a value that is too large for the allocated space.
- To resolve this error, simply drag the cell to make it larger.
- This error occurs when you have misspelled a formula or function name.
- To resolve this error, check the formula or function na,e and make sure it is spelled correctly.
- This error occurs when you try to divide a number by zero. You can’t do that in your formula.
- To resolve this error, make sure that you are not dividing by zero in your formula. You can use the IF formula to sort it out.
- The #NULL! error occurs when the formula is mispelled.
- To resolve this error, make sure that your formula is correctly written.
- The #REF! error occurs when you delete or change the cell reference in a formula.
- To resolve this error, make sure that your formula is referencing the correct cells.
- The #VALUE! error occurs when you enter a formula with the wrong type of argument. Such as, if you want to multiply two numbers with a letter, you will encounter this error.
- To resolve this error, make sure you use the correct argument type in your formula.
- The IFERROR function is a useful tool for handling errors in your Excel formulas. It allows you to specify a message to display in the event that an error occurs in a formula.
- This can be especially helpful when working with large data sets or formulas prone to errors. The screenshot shows an example of how to show it in case of an error:
By following these steps, you can easily resolve the most common errors you may encounter while using Excel. You can keep your worksheets accurate and error-free with attention to detail and some basic troubleshooting skills.