## What Is A #DIV/0! Error In Excel?

The

Division Erroror the#DIV/0! Error in Excelis the error that occurs when we divide any cell value or cell reference by zero or a blank cell, or if any cell reference of a formula contains the#DIV/0error.

For example, we will apply the **#DIV/0! Error **to calculate the error values as the output.

Select cell **A2**, enter the formula ** =10/0, **and press “

**Enter**”.

The result is returned as ‘**#DIV/0!**’ error’, as shown above.

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###### Key Takeaways

- The
**#DIV/0!****error**is caused by dividing by zero but can also be generated due to other formulas referencing cells that display the**#DIV/0!**error. - It is useful because it tells that something is missing or unexpected in the data.
- It also appears when data is entered but is not yet complete or any blank cell because it is not yet available.
- If a blank cell is left in the data and division calculation is to be performed, Excel considers the blank cell value as 0, and the evaluated result will generate
**#DIV/0! Error**.

### Scenarios Of Getting “#DIV/0!” In Excel

During Excel calculations, we get **“#DIV/0!” **in the following scenarios,

**Dividing by Zero.****Summing Cells.****AVERAGE Function.**

#### #1 – Dividing by Zero

We will perform calculations and generate the **#DIV/0! Excel Error** for the **Dividing by Zero **scenario.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The procedure to get the **#DIV/0!**** Error** is as follows:

Select cell **B2**, enter the formula ** =A2/A3, **and press the “

**Enter**” key.

The result is a **“#DIV/0!”** error, as shown above.

#### #2 – Summing Cells

We will perform calculations and generate **#DIV/0! Excel Error** for the **Summing Cells **scenario.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The steps to get the **#DIV/0!**** Error** are as follows:

**Step 1:**Select cell**B2**, and enter the formula =**SUM(A2:A7),**to calculate the sum of the values.

**Step 2:**Press the “**Enter**” key. The result is a**“#DIV/0!”**error, as shown below.

#### #3 – AVERAGE Function

We will perform calculations and generate **#DIV/0! Excel Error** for the AVERAGE excel Function scenario.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The steps to get the **#DIV/0!**** Error** are as follows:

**Step 1:**Select cell**B2**, and enter the formulato calculate the average of the values.*=AVERAGE(A2:A7),*

**Step 2:**Press the “**Enter**” key. The result is a**“#DIV/0!”**error, as shown below.

### How To Fix “#DIV/0!” Error In Excel?

We can fix the **“#DIV/0!” error in Excel **using the** IFERROR(), ISERROR(), **and** IF() functions.**

#### #1 – Remove #DIV/0! Error Using IFERROR

We will use the IFERROR function in Excel to remove the **#DIV/0! error**.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The steps to remove the **#DIV/0!**** Error** using the **IFERROR()** are as follows:

**Step 1:**Select cell**B2**, enter the formulapress the “*=SUM(A2:A3)/0,***Enter**” key, and drag the formula from cell**B2**to**B3**using the fill handle. The results are**“#DIV/0!” error**, as shown below.

**Step 2:**Let us fix the result in cell**B3**, to understand the difference.

Select cell **B3**, enter the formula ** =IFERROR(SUM(A2:A3)/0,“Sum is Divided by 0”),** and press the “

**Enter**” key. The result is the

**“Sum is Divided by 0”**, as shown below.

#### #2 – Remove #DIV/0! Error Using IF

We will use the IF function in Excel to remove the **#DIV/0! error**.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The steps to remove the **#DIV/0! Error** using the **IF()** are as follows:

**Step 1:**Select cell**D2**, enter the formula**=C2=B2/C2**and press the “*,***Enter**” key. We will get an error pop-up, click “**OK**”. The result is a**“#DIV/0!” error**, as shown below.

**Step 2:**Let us fix the result in cell**D2**, to understand the difference.

Select cell **D2**, enter the formula ** =IF(C2=0,0,B2/C2), **press the “

**Enter**” key, and drag the formula from cell

**D2**to

**D3**using the fill handle. The results are

**“0”**, and “

**0.8**”, as shown below.

#### #3 – Remove #DIV/0! Error Using ISERROR

We will use the ISERROR function in Excel to remove the **#DIV/0! error**.

In the table, the data is,

- Column A contains the Values.
- Column B contains the Output.

The steps to remove the **#DIV/0!**** Error** using the **ISERROR()** are as follows:

**Step 1:**Select cell**B2**, enter the formulaand press the “*=A2/A3,***Enter**” key. The result is a**“#DIV/0!” error**, as shown below.

**Step 2:**Next, select cell**B3**, enter the formulaand press the “*=ISERROR(B2),***Enter**” key. The result is**“TRUE**”, as shown below.

### Find All Cells With #DIV/0! Excel Error

The steps to** Find All Cells With #DIV/0! Excel Errors **are as follows:

- We must first open the file where we want to remove the
**#DIV/0! Errors**. Then, press the “**CTRL+F**” keys, i.e., the shortcut keys to open the “**Find and Replace**” dialog box in Excel.

- Click on the “
**Options**” button, which shows additional options.

- In the ‘
**Find what:**’ box, type**#DIV/0!**

- From the ‘
**Within**’ drop-down with the**Sheet**or**Workbook**options, select the “**Sheet**” option.

- From the ‘
**Look in**’ drop-down, select the ‘**Values**’ option.

- Click on “
**Find All**”, which will find all the cells that have the**#DIV/0!**error, as shown below.

### Important Things To Note

- We get a
**#DIV/0!**error in the**AVERAGE function**when the dataset does not have any numerical value. - The
**#DIV/0! error**occurs in the SUM excel function when the selected cell range has one or more of the cell values as the**#DIV/0!**value in it. - We can avoid getting a
**#DIV/0! Error**by making sure that a division calculation doesn’t have the divisor as 0 or the excel cell reference for the divisor is not a blank cell or 0.

### Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

**1. DIV/0! Error and Blank cells?**

Let us consider an example where we get a **#DIV/0! Error** due to blank cells.

We will first divide the values, and generate the **#DIV/0! Excel Error **when the reference cell is passed is blank.

In the table, the data is,

• Column A & B contains the Values.

• Row 3 contains the Output.

The procedure to get the **#DIV/0! Error** with a blank cell is,

Select cell **B3**, enter the formula** =A2/B2, **and** **press the “**Enter**” key.

The result is a **“#DIV/0!**” error, as shown above.

**2. What does the #DIV/0! in Excel mean?**

The **#DIV/0! in Excel** means that there is a division error in the formula or the cell reference, such as a number divided by zero, or the dataset has a blank cell, or the result of the formula is zero, which is the number getting divided.

**3. How to show a Zero instead of #DIV/0! Error?**

We can **display a Zero instead of #DIV/0! Error **as follows:

First, create a data table, as shown below.

Next, choose cell **B3** → select the “**Formulas**” tab → go to the “**Function Library**” group → click the “**Insert Function”** option on the far left, as shown below.

The “**Insert Function” **window appears. In the “**select a category:**” drop-down, select the “**Logical**” option, as shown below.

Now, the options change in the “**Select a function:**” group, then select the **IF **function, and close “**OK**”, as shown below.

Once we click “**OK**” in the “**Insert Function**” window, the **Function Arguments** window appears.

Enter in the **Logical_test** field as **A2=0**, the **Value_if_true** field blank, the **Value_if_false** field as **B2/A2**, and click “**OK**”, as shown below.

So the complete formula will be **=IF(A2=0,,B2/A2). **We will get the result ‘0’, as shown below.

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