# How to use EXACT function in Microsoft Excel

In simple words, this function only returns True when the values are an exact match with each other.

EXACT function returns True or False based on the Exact match or not.
Syntax:

=EXACT (“text1”, “text2”)

Text1 : first value
Text2 : second value

Let’s understand this function using it in an example. The formula returns the True as the two texts are exact same.

Here we have a list of text 1 & text 2. Use the formula:
=EXACT(A2,B2)
A2 : first value
B2 : second value As you can see the texts aren’t exact. So it returns False.

Copy the formula in the cell using shortcut key Ctrl + D As you can see the EXACT function returns True only if both values are an exact match.

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