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How to Find Errors (#VALUE, #NAME, etc.) in Excel

This tutorial demonstrates how to find errors in Excel.

 

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Find Errors

In Excel, you may have the need to find errors and select them in order to delete or change their cells’ contents. This can be time-consuming to do manually if there are too many cells with errors. Consider the example pictured below, a list of values in Column B that includes various errors.

 

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To select cells with different kinds of errors (for this example, cells B3, B4, B7, and B10) at once, follow these steps:

  1. In the Ribbon, go to Home > Find & Select > Go To Special.

 

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  1. In the Go To Special window, select Formulas, check Errors (all the other options should be unchecked), and click OK.

 

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As a result, all cells that contain errors in a single sheet are selected.

 

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