Microsoft Excel’s spreadsheet being available across all the platforms is extensively used for business & curriculum purposes.

It is popular because of its user-friendly interface and variety of features for the documentation of the data since it was launched.

But sometimes you may encounter **an array value that could not be found** error due to some technical glitches.

In today’s article, I am going to discuss some viable ways to get rid of such trouble.

**What Causes An Array Value Could Not Be Found Error?**

Before we proceed to seek a solution to the problem, let us find out what causes **an array value that could not be found an **issue.

This error takes place if the substitution formula got incorrectly entered.

Users often enter the substitution formula for replacing a certain letter with some words or a phrase.

Though this saves much time, but an incorrect entry may create trouble.

Check this article to find some feasible solution.** **

**How To Get Rid Of An Array Value Could Not Be Found Error?**

Now let us discuss the methods to solve the problem when an array value could not be found.

You can either substitute the array formula or use some combined formula to seek a solution.

But it is advised to follow the methods in the given chronology to sort out the issue effectively.

**Remedy 1: Use A Substitute Formula**

As I have discussed before, in case the array formula has been incorrectly entered, the substitution function will fail to work.

Thus, we shall try to use a separate formula for initiating the function. Follow the steps mentioned below for doing so:

**Step 1:** Go to **Microsoft Excel** and open the particular spreadsheet for which you wish to apply the formula.

**Step 2:** Choose the specific cell for applying the formula and select the Formula bar.

**Step 3:** Now enter the following formula and after finishing hit the Enter button to initiate it.

**=ArrayFormula{substitute(substitute(substitute(B3:B5&” “,” y “,” Y “),” yes “,” Y “),” Yes “,” Y “)}**

In the above formula, the alphabet ‘Y’ is replaced with the word – ‘Yes’.

You are free to edit this formula as per your need and use letters or words or letters replacing Y in the place of Yes.

You can also change the address of cells accordingly. As per your choice and preferences, you can also choose the address of the cells.

**Remedy 2: Use RegExMatch Formula **

You can try this approach for fixing the **error an array value could not be found** issue in case the above-mentioned step did not work for you.

So, let us now check this out from another perspective. Use some other formula with a fresh set of commands for finding out a remedy to the issue.

Follow the steps as mentioned:

**Step 1:** Open one Excel sheet for which you wish to apply the formula.

**Step 2:** Choose the specific cell for applying the formula and select the Formula bar as you have done in the previous process.

**Step 3:** Now type the below-given formula and hit the Enter button.

**=if(regexmatch(E2,”^Yes|yes|Y|y”)=true,”Yes”)**

In this formula, the alphabet ‘Y’ is again replaced with the word – ‘Yes’.

**Step 4:** You can freely edit this formula as per your need and use letters or words or letters replacing Y in the place of Yes.

**Remedy 3: Use A Combined Formula**

Some users have tried this way to get rid of the **Google Docs array formula **error. The formulae that I have mentioned above can be combined and used to play the trick.

Therefore, in this step, we will be using a combined formula to fix the error. Follow the steps that I am mentioning below:

**Step 1:** Go to **Microsoft Excel** and open the particular spreadsheet for which you wish to apply the formula.

**Step 2:** Choose the specific cell for applying the formula and select the Formula bar.

**Step 3:** Now type this below-mentioned formula and then hit the Enter button:

=ArrayFormula(if(regexmatch(B3:B5O,”^Yes|yes|Y|y”)=true,”Yes”))

Here also Yes is replaced with Y and you can easily configure the same according to your needs and preferences.

Check that the formula that you have entered serves your purpose well.

**Remedy 4: Use RegExReplace Formula**

When you use the RegExReplace formula, it might help you to solve the problem.

Now we will be using the RegExReplace formula. Here is how to perform the task:

**Step 1:** Open your Excel spreadsheet for the one you wish to apply the formula.

**Step 2:** Now choose the cell for which you need to use the RegExReplace formula and select the formula bar from the top.

**Step 3:** Type this formula and when you finish hit the Enter button.

=ArrayFormula(regexreplace(” “& B3:B5O&” “,” y | yes | Yes “,” Y “))

I have replaced Yes with Y and you may make changes according to your needs.

Now check whether this has solved your problem.** **

**Closing Words**

So, I hope by now, you can find out a suitable solution if got annoyed when you encounter **an array value that could not be found** an error.

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