By default, standard lookups with VLOOKUP or INDEX + MATCH aren’t case-sensitive.

Both VLOOKUP and MATCH will simply return the first match, ignoring case.

However, if you need to do a case-sensitive lookup, you can do so with an array formula that uses INDEX, MATCH, and the EXACT function.

## Does Vlookup have to be exact match?

[range_lookup]: optional; value is either TRUE or FALSE; if TRUE or omitted, VLOOKUP returns either an exact or approximate match; it is important to sort the first column of the table_array in ascending order to ensure that VLOOKUP returns the correct value. if FALSE, VLOOKUP will only find an exact match.

## How do you compare case sensitive in Excel?

In excel, to compare cells by case sensitive or insensitive, you can use formulas to solve. 1. Select a blank cell next to the compare cells, and type this formula =AND(EXACT(E1:E6,F1:F6)) into it, press Enter key, then drag the auto fill handle down to the cells.

## Can you make a Vlookup case sensitive?

As you already know, a usual Vlookup formula is case-insensitive. However, there is a way to make Excel VLOOKUP case-sensitive. You can force it to match case by adding a helper column to your worksheet, as demonstrated in the following example.19 Aug 2014

## How do you use exact match in Excel?

There is a function called Exact in Excel, you can apply it to find the cells if exactly match at a glance. 1. Select a blank cell next to the data, and then click Formula > Text > EXACT.