STRSAME Function

Determines whether strings are the same. It returns TRUE if they are the same and FALSE if they aren't.

Syntax

STRSAME (" ** string1 ** ", " ** string2 ** ", ** ignoreCase ** )

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
string1
Required
String
The first string to compare.
string2
Required
String
The second string to compare.
ignoreCase
Optional
Boolean
TRUE to ignore the case and FALSE to compare the case. The default is FALSE.

Return value

Boolean

Remarks

To compare multi-byte strings or to do comparisons using case rules for a specific locale, use the STRSAMEEX function.

Example 1

STRSAME("cat","dog")

Returns FALSE.

Example 2

STRSAME("cat","cat")

Returns TRUE.

Example 3

STRSAME("cat","cat", TRUE)

Returns TRUE.

Example 4

STRSAME("cat","CAT")

Returns FALSE.

Example 5

STRSAME("cat","CAT", TRUE)

Returns TRUE.

Example 6

STRSAME("cät,"CAT", TRUE)

Returns FALSE.

Example 7

STRSAME("cät,"CÄT", TRUE)

Returns TRUE.