The Excel Exact Function

The Excel Exact function tests if two supplied text strings are exactly equal and if so, returns TRUE; Otherwise, the function returns FALSE. The function is case-sensitive.

The format of the Exact function is :

EXACT( text1, text2 )

Where the text1 and text2 arguments can be supplied to the function directly or as references to cells containing text.

The Exact function will also work with numbers and logical values


Examples

The following spreadsheet shows several examples of the Excel Exact function. The format of the function is shown in the spreadsheet on the left and the result is shown in the spreadsheet on the right.

 Formulas:
Examples of use of the Excel Exact Function
 Results:
Excel Exact Function Results

Note that, in the above examples:

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