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How to compare if multiple cells are equal in Excel?

As we all know, to compare if two cells are equal, we can use the formula A1=B1. But, if you want to check if multiple cells have the same value, this formula will not work. Today, I will talk about some formulas to compare if multiple cells are equal in Excel.

Compare if multiple cells are equal with formulas


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Supposing I have the following data range, now I need to know if the values in A1:D1 are equal, to solve this task, the following formulas will help you.

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1. In a blank cell besides your data, please enter this formula: =AND(EXACT(A1:D1,A1)), (A1:D1 indicates the cells that you want to compare, and A1 is the first value in your data range)see screenshot:

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2. Then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to get the result, if the cell values are equal, it will display TRUE, otherwise, it will display FALSE, see screenshot:

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3. And select the cell then drag the fill handle to the range that you want to apply this formula, you will get the result as follows:

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Notes:

1. The above formula is case sensitive.

2. If you need to compare the values without case sensitive, you can apply this formula: =COUNTIF(A1:D1,A1)=4, (A1:D1 indicates the cells that you want to compare, A1 is the first value in your data range, and the number 4 refers to the number of cells that you want to check if), then press Enter key, and you will get the following result:

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hi ... i have a five letter word ... the five letters are in five cells in a row ... i want to put the letters of the word ... into alphabetical order ... into 26 columns ... A to Z
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Hi.. I have a range of cells (say - a1:h1). this range can contain empty cells as well as numbers (at start, middle or end of range). These numbers can be similar or different, at any situation. I need a formula to see if all the 7 cells (a1:h1) have similar value then the similar value should be displayed in cell i1 or an error. Can someone help please.
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I want to compare 3 cells and filter out the rows which doesn’t fulfil the criteria, for example Like 3 columns A,B,C have different values and from these columns if anyone cell doesn’t cross   Like for example 100 that entire row must be deleted 
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Hi,Kishan,Do you mean to delete the rows that the cells are not equal?If so, please apply the formula in this article to test if the cells are equal or not, and then filter based on the formula cells to display all FALSE rows, and last, select and delete the filtered rows as you need.Please try, hope it can help you!
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I am trying to compare the same cell in multiple tabs to see whether the contents are identical.  If so, then return that identical value; and if not, then return "NO".  How am I able to accomplish this?  It appears that the AND(EXACT function doesn't work across multiple sheets.
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hello sir, i have 6 columns of 2 tables in different sheets, but i want to match 2nd tables data with 1st tables data.
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I have two cols with numbers and want to find the matches but the same/ different number are not in the same row. How do i
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Hello, Joanne,Can you give more details of your problem, or you can insert an image of your problem here?Thank you!
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I have a scenario like this I have same values in col A, Col B and Col C ( AA,AA,AA) and I want to return the Same value AA if all 3 in SYNC in col D.Can anyone assist in this ?
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Hello, Prabakar,To solve your problem, please apply the below array formula:=IF(AND(EXACT(A2:C2,A2)),A2,"")
After entering this formula, please remember to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together to get the correct result.Please try it.
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I HAVE 3 CELLS THAT CAN HAVE VALUE OF EITHER "W"OR"L" IE. W/L/W OR L/W/L OR W/L/L

MEANING WIN OR LOSS

HOW DO I COUNT 2 WINS OR 2 LOSSES? TO PUT ANSWER IN SINGLE CELL!
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Lets asume you have results in Columns A,B and C) starting in second row, For example you can add a helper Colum (all wins/loses) and add =if(Or(And(a2="W",b2="w",C2="W"),(a2="L",b2="L",C2="L"),0,1)And then just perform a sum at the end - the above will assign a 0 value to 3 wins or 3 losses, and a 1 value to other results
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sO GRAET HELPFUL
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=COUNTIF(A1:D1,A1)=4 ---> mind = blown
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