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How to compare two cells and return Yes if they are matched in Excel?

Supposing you have two column lists as te left screenshot shown, and now, you need to compare the adjacent cells of these two columns then return Yes if they are exactly matched, how can you do to deal with it? This article will show you a method to quickly get it done in Excel.

Compare two cells and return Yes if they are matched with formula


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Compare two cells and return Yes if they are matched with formula


The following formula can help you quickly compare two adjacent cells and return Yes if they are matched in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell, copy formula =IF(A2=B2,"Yes","") into the formula bar and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

2. Keep selecting the first result cell, and drag the Fill Handle to get all results as below screenshot shown.

Note: If you also want to display a result such as “No” if the two compared cells are unmatched, please change the formula to =IF(A2=B2,"Yes","No") . See screenshot:


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