Excel NA Function

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The Excel NA Function is listed under Microsoft Excel's Information Functions category. It returns the #N/A value. In simple words, the NA function returns the error value #N/A in the result. The best use of NA function is to get an error when you have empty and missing information in a cell.

How to use it

To learn how to use the N function in Excel, you need to understand its syntax and arguments:




  • There's no argument in NA.


  • You can use NA with functions to returns an #N/A error. 


To master the NA function we need to try it out in an example and below is one which you can try out:

In the below example, we have inserted NA function in the cell A1 and it has simply returned #N/A.

Related functions

This tutorial is the part of our Excel Functions with Examples (Function Guide) and below are some of the related functions:

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