I am using `Excel 2016`

and my workbook has a table with 3 dates columns as follows:

```
Date1 Date2 Date3
2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2016-03-20
2015-05-01 2015-05-01 2015-05-04
```

All 3 columns have been formatted as ‘`YYYY-MM-DD`

‘

I want to add a new column that will check if cell A2=B2=C2

The above formula works with numbers but not with these dates. What is the `Excel`

formula to do this?

This should work:

```
=AND(A1=A2,A1=A3)
```

The idea is that if A1 is equal to A2 and A1 is equal to A3, then all 3 are equal.

If you want to show `False`

for empty cells, then this check would be ok:

```
=AND(A1=A2,A1=A3,A1<>"")
```

`=A2=B2=C2`

**does not work at all**, because `A2=B2`

is evaluated to `True`

or `False`

and then True or False should be equal to `C2`

, which would not produce the expected result.

Tags: date, excelexcel