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How to exactly compare two strings (case sensitive) in Excel?

For comparing two strings considering case sensitive, the formula in this article can help you.

Exactly compare two strings (case sensitive) with formula

arrow blue right bubble Exactly compare two strings (case sensitive) with formula

As below screenshot shown, you need to compare strings in column A and B considering case sensitive in Excel. Please do as follows.

Formula: =EXACT(text1, text2)

1. Select the blank cell C2, enter formula =EXACT(A2, B2) into the Formula Bar, then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

2. Keep selecting cell C2, drag the Fill Handle down to the cells to get all results.


1. If the cell returns the TRUE result, it means that the compared strings are exactly matched. Otherwise, they are different.

2. If you want to generate your own results such as Yes and No instead of TRUE and FALSE. Please change the formula =EXACT(A2, B2) to =IF(EXACT(A2,B2),"Yes","No"). See screenshot:

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