Performs a case-sensitive comparison of two text strings, returning a boolean value to indicate whether they are identical.
Returns the boolean value TRUE to indicate that the two strings are identical and returns FALSE otherwise.
Text1 is a text string (in quotation marks), a number, or a reference to a cell containing one of those types, that specifies the first string to be encoded.
Text2 is a text string (in quotation marks), a number, or a reference to a cell containing one of those types, that specifies the second string to be encoded.
|=EXACT("red car"; "red car")||Here the function returns TRUE because the two string arguments are identical.||TRUE|
|=EXACT("microsystems"; "Microsystems")||Here the function returns FALSE because the two strings are not identical.||FALSE|
|=EXACT(D1; D2) where cell D1 contains the string "Hidden characters?" and cell D2 contains the formula =D1&CHAR(7).||Here the function returns FALSE because the two strings are not identical - the second argument contains a non-printable bell character (Unicode U+0007). Note that visually there appears to be no difference between the strings.||FALSE|
|=EXACT(E1; E2) where cells E1 and E2 both contain the number 1.||Here the function converts both numbers to text, compares them, and returns the value TRUE.||TRUE|
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