# Exact Formula Excel

This topic has been explained in great detail in the video shown below, to learn this topic just play the video and the notes are mentioned below the video.

# How to use Exact Formula in Excel

Exact Formula helps in comparing two values for resemblance or identifying duplicates It is case sensitive and can work with alphabets , numbers and symbols too.

# EXACT function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the EXACT function in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

Compares two text strings and returns TRUE if they are exactly the same, FALSE otherwise. EXACT is case-sensitive but ignores formatting differences. Use EXACT to test text being entered into a document.

## Syntax

EXACT(text1, text2)

The EXACT function syntax has the following arguments:

• Text1    Required. The first text string.
• Text2    Required. The second text string.

## Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

 First string Second string word word Word word w ord word Formula Description Result =EXACT(A2,B2) Checks whether the strings in the first row match TRUE =EXACT(A3,B3) Checks whether the strings in the second row match (“W” is uppercase in A3) FALSE =EXACT(A4,B4) Checks whether the strings in the third row match (A4 contains a space between “w” and “ord) FALSE

This video has been made by me and the text has been taken from a Microsoft Soft Support Blog

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