# Excel ISERROR Function

The Excel ISERROR function returns TRUE for any error type excel generates, including #N/A, #VALUE!, #REF!, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NAME?, or #NULL! You can use ISERROR together with the IF function to test for errors and display a custom message, or run a different calculation when found.

**value**- The value to check for any error.

Use the ISERROR function to see if a cell contains any error message, including #N/A, #VALUE!, #REF!, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NAME?, or #NULL!

For example, =ISERROR(A1) will return TRUE if A1 is is displaying an one of the errors mentioned above , and FALSE if not.

Frequently, **value** is supplied as a cell address, but you can use it to trap errors inside more complex formulas as well.

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