Common questions about the NE formula include:
- What does NE stand for?
- How do you enter the NE formula in Google Sheets?
- What does the formula do?
The NE Formula can be used appropriately to test whether two strings of text are equivalent. It is commonly used to compare the contents of two cells to check for matches or duplication.
The NE formula can be commonly mistyped by leaving out a space between the N and E. It should look like this: =NE(A2, B2).
Common ways the NE formula is used inappropriately include:
- Using the formula when it is not required (e.g. for numeric or logical comparisons)
- Using it with only one argument
- Using it with arguments of different data types
Common pitfalls when using the NE formula include:
- Forgetting to compare each cell separately
- Failing to account for differences in capitalization
Common mistakes when using the NE formula include:
- Mistyping the formula
- Forgetting to include the parentheses around the arguments
- Using the wrong arguments
Common misconceptions people might have with the NE formula include:
- Thinking it is used for numeric or logical comparisons
- Thinking it can be used to compare strings of different lengths