Getting #DIV/0! in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Excel

The #DIV/0! error occurs when working in an Excel spreadsheet with a formula that is attempting to divide by zero. You'll get the formula result of #DIV/0! that indicates a divide by zero error. To resolve this issue, try the following recommended steps.

Do not divide by zero or non-values

The obvious solution to this issue is of course to divide only with cells with a value not equal to zero.

Use an if formula

A more elegant solution to this problem, especially when dealing with a spreadsheet that needs empty cells is to use an "if formula" like the example below.


In the example above, if cell A2 is equal to "" (nothing) then print nothing. Otherwise, divide the cell values A2 with A1. This example could also be modified to perform a different calculation instead of printing nothing by replacing the second "" with a formula or text.