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

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Compare two strings with formula Select a blank cell C2, enter formula =EXACT(A2, B2) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot: Note: In the formula, A2 and B2 are the cells containing the comparing strings.

## How do I compare two lists of emails in Excel?

The following formula can help you find out the Email addresses which both in Column A and Column B, please do as this: 1. Enter this formula in a blank cell where will output the result: =IF(COUNTIF($A$2:$A$10,B2)>0, “Match Found”,””), and then drag the fill handle down to the cells to get the results.

**How do I compare two cells in Excel for matches?**

Compare Two Columns and Highlight Matches

- 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 ‘Duplicate’ is selected.

**How do you find the similarity between two strings?**

The way to check the similarity between any data point or groups is by calculating the distance between those data points. In textual data as well, we check the similarity between the strings by calculating the distance between one text to another text.

### How do you compare two columns in different Excel spreadsheets for differences?

Compare 2 Excel workbooks

- Open the workbooks you want to compare.
- Go to the View tab, Window group, and click the View Side by Side button. That’s it!

### How do you find the distance between two strings?

There are several ways to measure the distance between two strings. The simplest one is to use hamming distance to find the number of mismatch between two strings. However, the two strings must have the same length.