# Exact word equalling

#### metalkitty

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Below is the formula I am using. So basically if B3 = C2, then place that word in this cell. What I need help with is, if C2 = ac and the word pack is in B3 than this will = ac. How can I make the formula only = the exact word ac?? Hope that makes sense

=IF(ISERROR(FIND(C\$2,\$B3)),"",C\$2)

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Hi

=IF(EXACT(C2,B3),C2,"")

Exact word.

Oops, I left out a part of my problem.

Let say that cells = the below

B3 = We had no ac
B4 = We had to unpack

This formula will tell me that both B3 and B4 contain ac
=IF(ISERROR(FIND(C\$2,\$B3)),"",C\$2)

This will only show me when ac is alone
=IF(EXACT(C2,B3),C2,"")

Anyone know how I can make the formula show when the exact word ac is present in the sentence?

Hope I explained it better
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So are you trying to return the result in C2 only if B3=B4 and both contain the complete word ac (the value from C2)?

Book5
ABCDE
1currentlyhavefromusingthisformula =IF(ISERROR(FIND(C\$2,\$B3)),"",C\$2)
2acair
4wehavetounpackac
5wesatinachairair
6Iloveairair
7
8Iwouldlikemyformulatomakeitlooklikebelow
9acair
11wehavetounpack
12wesatinachair
13Iloveairair
Sheet1

So I would like "ac" to fill C3 but not C4. I would like to have the above bottom chart. Only sentences that contact the whole word ac not in a word. Hope this clears things up

=IF(ISNUMBER(FIND(" "&C\$2 & " "," "&B10&" ")),C\$2,"")

Thank you so much!!!! would have never gotten it on my own

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