EXACT DAX Function (Text)

Checks whether two text strings are exactly the same, and returns TRUE or FALSE. EXACT is case-sensitive.


EXACT ( <Text1>, <Text2> )
Parameter Attributes Description

The first text string.


The second text string.

Return values

Scalar A single boolean value.


An empty string and BLANK are considered the same value.


--  EXACT performs string comparison in a case-sensitive way
--  By default, DAX is not case sensitive in comparison. 
--  EXACT can be useful to force case-sensitivity.
VAR A = "sqlbi"
        ( "A = B", A = B ),
        ( "EXACT ( A, B )", EXACT ( A, B ) )
Value1 Value2
A = B true
EXACT ( A, B ) false

Last update: Jul 12, 2024   » Contribute   » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

Microsoft documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/exact-function-dax

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Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

This expression is executed in a Row Context. Click to read more.


Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.


This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.


A volatile function may return a different result every time you call it, even if you provide the same arguments. Click to read more.


This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

DirectQuery compatibility

Limitations are placed on DAX expressions allowed in measures and calculated columns.
The state below shows the DirectQuery compatibility of the DAX function.


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