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Documentation/How Tos/Calc: ISERROR function

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ISERROR

Tests for any error value.

Syntax:

ISERROR(value)

Returns TRUE if value refers to or evaluates to any error value, including #N/A, and FALSE otherwise.


Use the ISERR function to test for any errors except #N/A.

Example:

ISERROR(SQRT(-1))

returns TRUE, because taking the squareroot of -1 is an error.

ISERROR(C5)

where C5 contains 123, returns FALSE, because 123 is not an error.

ISERROR(NA())

returns TRUE, because NA() returns the #N/A error.

Issues:

  • CHOOSE(0;"A";"B";"C";"D") returns Err:502 (correctly - the index is out of range) but ISERROR(CHOOSE(0;"A";"B";"C";"D")) also returns Err:502, rather than TRUE. The error is propagated rather than evaluated.

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