EXACT function
This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the EXACTfunction in Microsoft Excel.
Description
Compares two text strings and returns TRUE if they are exactly the same, FALSE otherwise. EXACT is casesensitive 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
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How do I copy an example?

Select the example in this article.
Important Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help

Press CTRL+C.

In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
Important For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

