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# How To Use IFNA() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Evaluates a value. If the value is an #N/A error, returns the specified value.

Common questions about the IFNA Formula include:
• What does IFNA stand for?
• How does the IFNA Formula work?
• What do the various symbols in the IFNA Formula mean?
• What are the benefits of using the IFNA Formula over other formulas?

How can IFNA be used appropriately?
The IFNA Formula can be used appropriately by creating a logical ""if-then"" statement. In a given cell, the formula is written such that the cell returns one value if the statement returns true and another if the statement returns false. This can be used to check criteria, such as if a cell contains a certain value or if a calculation was successful.

How can IFNA be mistyped?
The IFNA Formula can be commonly mistyped as IFNO, FNA, or IFNAH, or INFA. It is important to ensure that the correct formula is typed.

How can IFNA be used inappropriately?
Some common ways the IFNA Formula is used inappropriately include writing multiple IFNA formulas in a cell, nesting too many IFNA formulas in one cell, mismatching the arguments within the formula, and using the formula with formulas that are not suited for the “if-then” statement.

What are common pitfalls you can encounter when using IFNA?
Common pitfalls when using the IFNA Formula include making sure that the arguments returns the correct information within the “if-then” statement, as well as arguments that are too long or too complex. Additionally, IFNA can only be used within Google Sheets – other programs may not work with the formula.

What some common mistakes you can make using the IFNA formula?
Common mistakes when using the IFNA Formula include using the incorrect arguments and incorrect syntax of the formula. Using it to mask an NA error you actually want to solve.

What are some common misconceptions people have with IFNA?
Common misconceptions people might have with the IFNA Formula include thinking that it is used for calculations, making it a more complex formula than it is, and that it is the same as IFERROR.

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How To Actually Use IFNA() in Sheets

`IFNA(value, value_if_na)`

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