# Hide formula errors in Excel

**#VALUE!**or

**#DIV/0!**. Most of the time, this means you need to check the source of the error and fix it, but sometimes a formula error simply means that the data used by the formula is not yet available.

For example, if you have a spreadsheet where you track monthly sales as a percentage:

The formulas in column ** E** do the calculations of percentages. For example, cell

**contains the formula:**

*E3**= (D3 - C3) / C3. *

The formula in ** E4** was simply copied down the column to handle the other data.

The formula is correct for all cells, but in ** E10:E14**, it is displayed the

**#DIV/0!**error message because of empty cells in

**.**

*C10:C14*You can avoid displaying formula errors by changing the formula to use an **IF** and an **ISERROR** function:

**= IF (ISERROR (<formula>), "", <formula>)**

To display a blank if this formula returns an error. In this example:

*= IF (ISERROR ((D3 - C3) / C3), "", (D3 - C3) / C3):*

If you prefer, you can replace the empty string ("") with zero or other text of your choice, just make sure the text is enclosed in quote marks. For example:

See also this tip in French: Masquer les erreurs de formule dans Excel.