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I have two different Excel sheets. I have copied all the columns of one into another and now I want to run a formula to check if the values of one column equal the other. No matter what formula I use, Excel is not recognizing the values of one of the columns as equal to the other.

For example, is not recognizing that  ICF13X13P= ICF13X13P. I have formatted both columns as text and it still doesn't recognize them.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
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Question by:poemorella
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I have match here?
Match-Columns.xls
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You might need to use the TRIM function to ensure that there are no hidden spaces in your cell.

=TRIM(A3)=TRIM(B3)

Sincerely,
Ed
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How exactly is that formula used? When I run it in column C I just get a 0.

Thanks.
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Could you attach your sheet, or a sample of your data?
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The table was still not recognizing the cells are equal when two different type tables where compared (xls and cvs). However, this formula is the correct one to find a match.
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