Cell Error Values

You can insert a cell error value into a cell or test the value of a cell for an error value by using the CVErr function. The cell error values can be one of the following XlCVError constants.

Constant Error number Cell error value
xlErrDiv0 2007 #DIV/0!
xlErrNA 2042 #N/A
xlErrName 2029 #NAME?
xlErrNull 2000 #NULL!
xlErrNum 2036 #NUM!
xlErrRef 2023 #REF!
xlErrValue 2015 #VALUE!


This example inserts the seven cell error values into cells A1:A7 on Sheet1.

  myArray = Array(xlErrDiv0, xlErrNA, xlErrName, xlErrNull, _
    xlErrNum, xlErrRef, xlErrValue)
For i = 1 To 7
    Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(i, 1).Value = CVErr(myArray(i - 1))
Next i

This example displays a message if the active cell on Sheet1 contains a cell error value. You can use this example as a framework for a cell-error-value error handler.

If IsError(ActiveCell.Value) Then
    errval = ActiveCell.Value
    Select Case errval
        Case CVErr(xlErrDiv0)
            MsgBox "#DIV/0! error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrNA)
            MsgBox "#N/A error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrName)
            MsgBox "#NAME? error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrNull)
            MsgBox "#NULL! error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrNum)
            MsgBox "#NUM! error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrRef)
            MsgBox "#REF! error"
        Case CVErr(xlErrValue)
            MsgBox "#VALUE! error"
        Case Else
            MsgBox "This should never happen!!"
    End Select
End If