NA function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the NA function in Microsoft Excel.


Returns the error value #N/A. #N/A is the error value that means "no value is available." Use NA to mark empty cells. By entering #N/A in cells where you are missing information, you can avoid the problem of unintentionally including empty cells in your calculations. (When a formula refers to a cell containing #N/A, the formula returns the #N/A error value.)


NA( )

The NA function syntax has no arguments.


  • You must include the empty parentheses with the function name. Otherwise, Microsoft Excel will not recognize it as a function.

  • You can also type the value #N/A directly into a cell. The NA function is provided for compatibility with other spreadsheet programs.

Applies To: Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel 2007, Excel 2016, Excel Starter, Excel 2010, Excel Online, Excel 2013, Excel for Mac 2011

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