The “**Equal to**” logical operator can be used to compare the below data types, such as: text string, numbers, dates, Booleans. This section will guide you how to use “equal to” logical operator in excel IF formula with text string value and dates value.

Formula example |
Description |

=IF(A1=B1,“TRUE”,”FALSE”) | Returns TRUE if a value in cell A1 is equal to the value in cell B1, FALSE if not. |

=IF(A1=”excehow”,”TRUE”,”FALSE”) | Returns TRUE if a value in cell A1 is equal to “excelhow”, FALSE if not. |

=IF(A1=TRUE,”TRUE”,”FALSE”) | Returns TRUE if a value in cell A1 is equal to TRUE, FALSE if not. |

=IF(A1=(B1/5),”TRUE”,”FALSE”) | Returns TRUE if a value in cell A1 is equal to the quotient of the division of B1 by 5, FALSE if not. |

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## The Generic IF formula using “equal to” logical operators with text values

Let’ see the below formula:

**=IF(B1=”excelhow”,True_result, False_result)**

If you want to do some special action when a value in a cell equal to a certain value, then you can use IF function with logical operator to constructing a condition statement. If the condition statement is true, then do some action.

The logical test is **B1=”excelhow”**in the above formula, and if cell B1 is equal to the string “excelhow”, then returns “True_results“； If FALSE, return “False_result”.

We want to set the value in Cell D1, we only need to take action when the condition test is TRUE. Here, we will add“True_result” string to Cell D1 when the value in cell B1 is “excelhow”. If the value in cell B1 is not “excelhow”, then we will add “False_result” string into Cell D1.

## The Generic IF formula using “equal to “ logical operators with dates value

If the cells B1 and B2 contain the date value “10/29/2018”, if we use logic test **B1=”10/29/2018” **in the formula **=B1=”10/29/2018”**, you will get the FALSE result. Or if you use logic test **B1=B2** in formula** =B1=B2**, then it will return TRUE.

So if you want to check one value in cells, you must use **DATEVALUE function** to warp a date to compare with a specific date value. For example: **=B1=DATEVALUE(“10/29/2018”)**, at this time, it will return TRUE.

Now we can write a Generic IF formula using “equal to” with date value as follows:

**=IF(B1= DATEVALUE(“10/29/2018”),”excelhow”,”google”)**

## The Generic IF formula using “equal to “ logical operators with Boolean values and numbers

The Boolean value of TRUE Values equates to 1 and The FALSE value is equal to 0.

When writing a logical test using “equal to” operator that compares a Boolean value and a number. Assuming that using the logical test “**1=True**”, you will get the False result. it’s not our expected result. At this time, you can use the double minus sign in the front of a Boolean value in a logical test. For example:”**1=–TRUE**”

**=IF(A1=--B1,"excelhow.net","google.com")**

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