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ERROR.TYPE Function

The ERROR.TYPE function is one of the information functions. It is used to return the numeric representation of one of the existing errors.

The ERROR.TYPE function syntax is:

ERROR.TYPE(value)

where value is an error value entered manually or included into the cell you make reference to. The error value can be one of the following:

Error value Numeric representation
#NULL! 1
#DIV/0! 2
#VALUE! 3
#REF! 4
#NAME? 5
#NUM! 6
#N/A 7
#GETTING_DATA 8
Other #N/A

To apply the ERROR.TYPE function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert Function Insert Function icon icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the Function icon icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Information function group from the list,
  4. click the ERROR.TYPE function,
  5. enter the required argument,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.

ERROR.TYPE Function

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