eliminate #VALUE!

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I am using Find("XYZ",C1). It works fine if XYZ is in the cell. If it is not I get #VALUE!

How can I make it blank if XYZ is not in the cell?

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As a 365 user, a more verbose programming style can fit better into my workbook, for example


= LET(
  position,  FIND("xyz", Cell),
  valid?,    ISNUMBER(position),
  IF(valid?, LEFT(Cell,position-1), "Not found")


would return the values to the left of the search string in the cell.