Excel Diff and Merge Utility #1

Ultimate Tool for Excel File Comparison

Get comprehensive comparison for Excel workbooks in a seconds.

Our powerful and robust utility analyzes your files and give you detailed color-coded comparison report for your data.

We process all cells and Visual Basic projects and report you all differences found between your worksheets.

We compare all types of spreadsheets:

  • Accounting and Cashflow Statements
  • Business Templates
  • Data Analysis Spreadsheets
  • Financials Models
  • Budget, Loan and other Calculators
  • Invoices and Price lists
  • To Do lists and Checklists
  • Application Logs
  • and more ...

If you are using Excel Workbooks on the daily basis - you will find this tool useful!

xlCompare will save you a lot of time and resources spent for spreadsheet comparison tasks. In a few seconds you get your job done accurately and effeciently.

The Benefits of xlCompare

There are dozens of useful features and advantages Excel Compare Tool offers. Armed with them you will quickly do all spreadsheet comparison and merging tasks you experience on the daily basis!

Compare Excel Files

Compare your version of Excel file with version of your co-worker and merge changes.
Comparison Report

Detect cell and structural differences. Show differences in the form of Color Coded Report.
Merge Excel Workbooks

Merge cell values and formulas, VBA forms and macros between Excel Files with easy to use commands.
Combine Excel Worksheets

Combine several excel worksheets into one in single click. Join and intersect Excel Tables. Find and Remove Duplicates.
Excel Diff Viewer

Integrate xlCompare as diff-viewer application into your SVN\GIT environment.
Export Report

Save color coded Comparison Summary in the XLSX or PDF file and send to your co-worker.

Look how xlCompare works on the real examples. The page below contains examples of the most common tasks solved with Excel Compare Utility.

Compare two Price Lists for differences and highlight changes. Format changed cells with color.

Merge several Excel worksheets into one. Combine lists with auto parts stored in the Excel worksheets into single sheet with xlCompare.

Create outlined Difference Report for modified Excel Workbook and save it as Excel File. E-mail this file colleague.

Find All Changed Cells in the Excel Worksheets

xlCompare detects changes in cell value, formula, fill, font and other formatting options and report it to you by highlighting this cell with color

Changed Values
If you've changed cells value, or it was changed after recalculation - it will be highlighted by xlCompare.
Changed Formulas
If you've changed cells value, or it was changed after recalculation - it will be highlighted by xlCompare.
Changed Formatting
xlCompare detects changes in the border, background fill, text color and font options. All cell formatting options are compared.

Find Inserted Rows and Columns

Rows and Columns are compared with corresponding ones from another worksheet. Inserted and Deleted items are marked with color and added to the comparison report.

Align Rows
Virtualy Aligned Rows
Added and Deleted Rows(Columns) are virtually inserted into another workbook to make native representation of the comparison results. Every pair of the corresponding rows are on the same places.
Merge Unique Rows
With aligned rows you see where merged unique rows will be inserted. Select range of the rows you want to insert and move them in one click on the plus icon.
Bulk Merge
Merge all changes in single click. Get your workbooks synchronized in a seconds.

Combine Several Excel Sheets into One

Compare cells on 2 or more Excel worksheets and combine them into single sheet with Merge and Bulk Merge commands.

Compare Database Tables
Merge Cells
Select range of cells you want to merge and use Merge command. All values in the corresponding sheet will be updated in one click.
Merge Unique Rows
Select rows or columns you would like to merge and press PLUS icon to add them to other worksheet. You get only records you need!
One Click Merge
Merge button combines spreadsheets in a without selecting differences one by one. One mouse click and few seconds - your worksheets are combined into one.

Display Formatted Difference Report

xlCompare displays updated cell values and formulas on the worksheet. This is the most native representation of the changes.

Display Comparison Results
Display Difference
Display Difference option gives you ability to see updated value and difference.
Focus on Changes
Sometimes updated value is not so important as difference between values. You get exactly what you need.
Unique Feature
This feature is possible only in the xlCompare. It is not possible in the software based on the Excel application.

Save Color Coded Comparison Report

Get Comparison Report for your worksheets and save it to the PDF format with extended formatting options.

Export To PDF
Save as PDF
Ideal for presentations. Save color formatted cells with their corresponding values or differences.
Save as XLSX
Save Comparison Summary for future use, or to send it to co-worker.
Save as HTML
Use all power of the HTML language to create presentation for compared data.

Visualized Difference Representation

When Comparison Report is active - differences are synchronized with worksheet contents.

xlCompare:Scrollbars with Difference Map
Scrollbar Marks
Changed Cells and Unique Rows are reflected on the scrollbars with colors marks.
Worksheet Tabs
Count of differences on the every worksheet is added to sheet name as suffix.
Hide Equal Sheets
Equal and excluded from comparison sheets are hidden from the Comparison Report.

Highlight and Remove Duplicates in Excel Tables

Number of commands, you can use to Filter, Highlight and Remove Duplicate Records.

xlCompare:Highlight Duplicates
Highlight Duplicates
Highlight equal (duplicate) rows (keys) with color.
Filter Duplicates
Display only duplicate rows. Unique rows are hidden.
Remove Duplicates
Delete duplicate rows on the worksheet.

Filter Comparison Results

After you have comparison results, you can filter them to print\save or copy to other application.

xlCompare:Filter Rows
Only Unique Rows
Leave only unique rows on screen.
Only Equal Rows
Leave only rows without modification.
Changed and Equal Rows
Hide unique rows and display only changed and equal ones.

Bulk Merge and Undo commands

One click mass operations are essential part of the software, designed to save time and increase productivity.

If you are working with a big datasets:
  • Database lists
  • Price lists
  • Accounting statements
  • LOG files
  • CSV files
You needs in quick and powerful merge commands which allows to manipulate whole worksheets.
xlCompare gives you Bulk Merge Operations - you can resolve all conflicts found by comparison in single click. This greately increases your productivity if you are working with large amount of data.
Bulk merge command
Merge MINE into THEIR
Reflect all changes made in MINE file in the THEIR's one.
Merge THEIR into MINE
Copy all changes from THEIR worksheet into MINE.
Undo Merge
Restore original values if you've made a mistake in merge.

Filter data you want to compare

Reduce comparison noise by selecting cell and formatting options included into comparison

Define comparison strategy which is most suitable for the data you have

Options Comparison
Exclude Hidden Rows
Hide rows or columns and this data will be excluded from comparison.
Calculated Values
If you are not interested in the calculated cells - exclude them and compare only formulas.
Ignore Formatting
Very often cell formatting produce comparison noise. You can ignore it.

Compare Visual Basic Modules, Forms and Controls

Detailed comparison of the contents of VB Projects in your workbooks. Compare changes in the Class and Code Modules and Form Controls.

A must have tool for VBA developers!

Compare VBA Projects in Excel Files
Modified Code
xlCompare finds changes in the VBA Modules and displays them with color formatting.
Changed Form Controls
If you've modified form control - it will be detected and displayed by xlCompare.
Merge Projects
Fast and Easy to use commands to merge changes found in the VBA Code and Form Controls. Resolve conflicted modifications just in a few clicks!

From the fist looks VBA projects are text files, and can be compared like them. Yes, sure you can use this method. But we are using function level comparison method. Changes are detected on the function level. This gives better and accurate results. xlCompare gives you a powerful tool which can do all you need for Visual Basic code comparison and merging.

xlCompare is an ultimate spreadsheet comparator utility for a VBA developers and programmers who work in the team environment.

Compare and Merge VBA Forms

Compare and Merge VB Forms and Controls in a visual, native form. Just in a few clicks you get all changes applyed to specific form.

Compare Visual Basic Forms
Merge Forms
If you have new VBA Form in one book, xlCompare will move it to other file.
Merge Controls
Your co-worked added new control - one click and it is added to your version.
Merge Properties
You've changed control background color on control - xlCompare will merge it into common version.

xlCompare has own Visual Basic Form editor.

You see all controls on the Form including hidden ones.

This gives ability to display contents of the Form in it's native way. You see form exactly as it looks in Excel application. All form controls are combined into hierarchcal tree structure - you can see it in the top-left pane of the editor. Properties of the selected control (Name, Font, Colors, Tab Index, Size and Position, ...) are below tree control in the list.

xlCompare is the most complete comparison utility for Visual Basic Projects

xlCompare processes not only Code Modules in the VB Project, but the Form objects also. It detects:

  • New and Removed Code Modules
  • New and Removed Class Modules
  • New and Removed Form Objects
  • New and Removed Controls on the Forms
  • New and Removed properties on the Forms

Diff Viewer for Version Control Applications

2 and 3-Way Comparison options with set of command line options allows to integrate xlCompare into Source Control System as Diff Viewer and Merge Tool.

Compare Files with Common Base Version
Use 3-Way comparison mode to compare changes made by you and your co-worker in the same version of workbook.
Resolve Merge Conflicts
One of the most complex version control tasks with Excel Workbooks - is to resolve conflicts between different versions of the same workbook. xlCompare compares 3 versions of Excel workbook - YOUR, BASE and THEIR and gives you comprehensive report of the changes made, with ability to merge changes and resolve conflicts.
External Difference Viewer for SVN\GIT Tools
We offer rich set of the command line options, which cover requirements of the SVN\GIT Applications.
3-Way Comparison

Resolve conflicts between different versions of same workbook

When working in the multi-user environment conflicted changes are often happen. Few seconds and you resolve them with xlCompare.

Resolve Conflicts
Visual Representation
All differences are marked with colors exactly in the workbook. Conflicts has red color to be more highlighted then other diffs.
Synchronized Rows
Inserted\Deleted rows are virtually inserted into same place in the corresponding workbook. This gives native look for the modified worksheets.
In-place Toolip Report
Put cursor over the colored cell to get detailed report about the changes made.

How xlCompare Works

See how xlCompare works on the real examples. Visit this page to find detailed explanation of solving various tasks with xlCompare.

Download Excel Compare

Current Version: 9.4.1

Build Date: 6/9/2021

Version History

During 10+ years our team has been working to provide you a robust and quality software. It boosts your productivity and saves you time and money. Just look into our list of changes on the page below to imagine amount of work done on the product.

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F.A.Q. Options and Commands

What is Extended View?

This is an important feature, which displays cell value(formula) and corresponding value in same cell. With this option turned ON (default selection) you should not search for the corresponding value on the other panel. It greatly saves your time and increase usability of the Comparison Report.

I need to see Difference between changed values.

Option Display Difference activates feature you need in the Extended View mode. With this option enabled, you see difference between value in MINE cell and value in the THEIR cell. Colored Arrow mark indicates increase or decrease in the value.

Can I save report I see in the Extended View?

Yes, sure. You can export this report into PDF format for future use. For example, you can print it or send to your co-worker.

Does xlCompare find differences in formulas?

Yes. xlCompare finds differences in the text of formula and text of array formula. However, if you don't need to compare formulas, you can exclude this in the options. xlCompare gives you rich set of options to control what you are searching for. You can compare:

  • All worksheet data
  • Only constant cells
  • Only calculated cells
  • Only text of formula
  • Only value of formula
  • Combination of the options above

How to identify found differences?

All differences are listed in the Difference Explorer report. When you select difference in this list - xlCompare activate it in the Worksheet\VBA Panel.

All unique rows and changed cells are marked with color - background, text color and border. Formatting in the equal cells is not changed.

Can I ignore hidden rows and columns?

Yes.xlCompare has an option to exclude hidden rows and columns from comparison. If your worksheet has data, you want to exclude, - hide it and run the comparison. This is one of the methods to reduce comparison noise.

How to save Comparison Report to present it to colleagues?

There are two options. You can print Comparison Report exactly as it looks with all formatting into the PDF format. Use Export button, with PDF icon, in the Difference Explorer.

Export PDF Report

It opens Print Preview window, where you can preview your report, change printing options – put all columns on one page, align printout, etc. and save it on disk.

This report perfectly presents all differences, found between Excel Worksheets.

PDF Report

Other option – Summary Report button in the Difference Explorer.

Summary Report

This command generates outlined report, which contains all items you have in the Difference Explorer. It doesn’t display modifications in-place, like a previous PDF report, but it gives you a complete summary of the comparison done.

Choose one of the following formats to save this report:

  • XLSX
  • HTML
  • Text

Or just copy it to clipboard and paste into e-mail or other application.

Why xlCompare has a number of unique features,
you can't find in other software?

xlCompare is based on the own Spreadsheet Core engine. So, we can offer you features which are not present in the software based on the Microsoft Excel Application.

Increase your productivity with Excel Compare

If you are working with Price List, Accounting Statement or complex Financials Model, xlCompare has options and algorithms for the every type of data. Update and Merge tables in a seconds using 1 click commands. Filter new or changed records, remove or highlight redundant records - xlCompare has all functions you need.

Create outlined Difference Report with this Excel File Compare Tool. Export report as PDF and send it to co-worker.

Combine contents of the several Excel sheets into one worksheet in a few clicks with maximum accuracy.

For Excel Developer we offer formula comparison and debugging commands. You will quickly find differences between 2 versions of your workbook and trace and debug calculations in your spreadsheet. Formula Auditing Tool will save you a lot of working time, spent for drilling into dependencies in your workbook.

Integrate xlCompare into your SVN\GIT environment using command line mode.

Conclusion: xlCompare has all you need to work much faster!