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## How do I compare two text cells in Excel?

Compare Text

- Use the EXACT function (case-sensitive).
- Use the formula =A1=B1 (case-insensitive).
- Add the IF function to replace TRUE and FALSE with a word or message.
- Do you want to compare two or more columns by highlighting the differences in each row?

**How do I compare text in an IF statement in Excel?**

If you want to check text values in cells using IF formula in excel (case-sensitive), then you need to create a case-sensitive logical test and then you can use IF function in combination with EXACT function to compare two text values. So if those two text values are exactly the same, then return TRUE.

### Can you compare two sets of data in Excel?

Match data in Excel using the MATCH function There are many lookup formulas that you can use to compare two ranges or lists in Excel. Lookup array is the list in which you are looking for a match. And Match type allows you to select between an exact or approximate match.

**How do you check if multiple cells have the same text in Excel?**

= COUNTIF (range, criteria)… The Excel EXACT function compares if two text strings are the same and returns TRUE if they are the same, Or, it will return FALSE. The syntax of the EXACT function is as below:= EXACT (text1,text2)…

## How do you check if a cell contains a specific text in Excel?

Cell contains specific text

- Generic formula. =ISNUMBER(SEARCH(substring,text))
- To check if a cell contains specific text, you can use the SEARCH function together with the ISNUMBER function.
- The SEARCH function returns the position of the search string when found, and the #VALUE!
- How to use formula criteria (50 examples)

**How do you write an IF THEN formula in Excel?**

Use the IF function, one of the logical functions, to return one value if a condition is true and another value if it’s false. For example: =IF(A2>B2,”Over Budget”,”OK”) =IF(A2=B2,B4-A4,””)

### How do you compare two sets of data for differences?

Example: Compare Two Columns and Highlight Mismatched Data

- Select the entire data set.
- Click the Home tab.
- In the Styles group, click on the ‘Conditional Formatting’ option.
- Hover the cursor on the Highlight Cell Rules option.
- Click on Duplicate Values.
- In the Duplicate Values dialog box, make sure ‘Unique’ is selected.

**How do I match two lists in Excel?**

A Ridiculously easy and fun way to compare 2 lists

- Select cells in both lists (select first list, then hold CTRL key and then select the second)
- Go to Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values.
- Press ok.
- There is nothing do here. Go out and play!

## How do I find a specific text in a range of cells?

Find cells that contain text

- Select the range of cells that you want to search.
- On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select, and then click Find.
- In the Find what box, enter the text—or numbers—that you need to find.

**How can I tell if a cell contains text?**

Follow these steps to locate cells containing specific text:

- Select the range of cells that you want to search.
- On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Find & Select, and then click Find.
- In the Find what box, enter the text—or numbers—that you need to find.

### How do I search for text in a formula in Excel?

How to find text with a formula

- =FIND(“apple”,A1)
- =IF(FIND(“apple”,A1),TRUE)
- =ISNUMBER(FIND(“apple”,A1))
- =COUNTIF(A1,”*apple*”)
- =IF(COUNTIF(A1,”*apple*”),TRUE)