xlCompare: Excel Diff and Merge Tool

xlCompare is a flexible and feature-rich utility, that compares Excel worksheets and finds differences in:

  • formulas
  • cell values
  • cell formatting
  • defined names
  • Visual Basic code modules
  • Visual Basic forms and controls

xlCompare quickly processes large amount of data and gives you comprehensive comparison report.

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Boost your productivity with xlCompare!

Still looking for differences manually?

xlCompare saves you a lot of time. In a few seconds you are getting complete comparison report with a minimum efforts.

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Quality
Our purpose - give you fast and robust Excel comparison software. Our Excel Diff Tool was tested on the millons of Excel workbooks around the world.
Power
Based on the Spreadsheet Core engine our tool works faster then Excel application and gives ability to implement any feature, which it not possible in Excel-based solution.
Efficiency
xlCompare saves you time and money. Put your focus on the business tasks, while we are doing routine job.

10000+ satisfied customers

What our customers say about xlCompare?

The best comparison software!

Proc: Extremely useful tool for database data comparison. Perfect visual representation of the comparison report.
Cons: Export difference report to more formats.
Summary: I need to compare database reports from my co-workers every day and this tool saves a lot of my time. It compares 2 large workbooks in several seconds. Comparison report is perfect. Data can be easily merged and saved directly in the report. Very useful tool.
Ralph Langley
Great product!

Proc: We use Excel extensively for our financial models, and this product greatly speeds up our productivity! Large workbooks are easily compared and merged. Drag-n-drop feature for merging workbooks is fantastic. I suggest it to everyone.
Cons: I like all features in this product.
Summary: We are going to have more people in the development on our Excel model, so merging is very helpful. xlCompare seems to be the best option, only it could handle our model files.
John Robert

Find New\Removed Rows and Columns

New\Removed rows and colors are marked with color and added to 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.

Check Cells for Modifications

xlCompare processed cell value, formula and all formatting options. Modified cells are highlighted with color.

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

Formatted Difference Report

This feature displays updated cell values 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.

Visualized Difference Representation

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

xlCompare:Scrollbars with Difference Map
Color-Coded Diff Report
Perfect visual representation of the comparison results. Represent differences in the native way.
Changed Cells
Find all changes and display original and modified value in one place.
Unique Rows and Columns
xlCompare finds and displays unique rows and columns in the compared worksheets.

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.

Save Comparison Summary with Color Formatting

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

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.

Combine Excel Tables

Compare cells on 2 or more Excel sheets and combine them into single table with Merge command.

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.

Highlight and Remove Duplicates

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.

Compare Visual Basic Code, Forms and Controls

Complete comparison of the Visual Basic Projects. Compare changes in the Code Modules and Form Controls. A must have tool for VBA developers!

Compare VBA Projects
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 Commands
Merge VBA Code and Form Controls in single click. Just select code lines and click on the check icon!

Compare VBA Projects is a realy complex task. This is not a usual text file comparison. xlCompare gives you a powerful tool which can do all you need for Visual Basic code comparison and merging.

xlCompare is a must-have 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 as a part of 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 Ansector
3-Way comparison - compare changes made by you and your co-worker in the same version of workbook.
Resolve Conflicts
One of the most important version control tasks is to resolve conflicts between different versions of the same file. xlCompare compares 3 versions of Excel workbook - YOUR, BASE and THEIR and gives you comprehensive report of the changes made, with ability to merge conflicts.
Diff Viewer for SVN\GIT Tools
xlCompare supports rich set of the command line options, to be integrated into the SVN\GIT environment as Diff Viewer and Merge Tool.
3-Way Comparison

Analyze and Debug Calculations in Depth

xlCompare is not only workbook comparator. This tool has features which makes you more productive in various aspects.

Trace Dependents
Trace Calculations
Drill-down trace of the formula calculations.
Evaluate Formulas
Divide formula into elementary parts and display them in the hierarchical tree form - the most sutable way for recursive analyzys.
Where the Value Came From
Review list of errors and find our where the error came from.

Let xlCompare work for you

With this tool you can do all workbook comparison operations quickly and efficiently. Save your time and be more productive by using xlCompare.

Easy to Use
Compare and Merge Excel workbooks in a few clicks. Do not spend your time on learning the product.
Clear Interface
Perfect visual representation of the comparison results. xlCompare has number of unique options to represent differences in the native way.
Accurate Results
We are using best algorithms in order to give you the most accurate comparison results.
Compare Workbooks
Free Updates
Updating is the key of reliability, and that’s why our clients get free xlCompare updates on the regular basis.
2 and 3-Way Comparison
Compare and merge 2 versions of workbook with same ansector. This feature is a "must have" for a SVN\GIT Diff Viewer applications. Command line mode for integration.
Compare VBA Forms and Code
Compare Visual Basic Modules, Forms and Controls.

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.

Download xlCompare

Pick the version suitable for your Windows. A free trial is available to help you with the decision-making.

Current Version: 9.3.5

Build Date: 4/14/2021


Version History

During 10+ years our team is 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.

Supported Versions

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

64-bit and 32-bit versions are supported

Microsoft Excel

xlCompare is based on the Spreadsheet Core engine.

It doesn't require Microsoft Excel to be installed.

Questions & Answers


Which version to choose - 64-bit or 32-bit?
If you have 64-bit Windows - install 64-bit version of the xlCompare. It allows to open larger workbooks and use full power of your 64-bit processor.
How does the 30-day trial work?
Once you decide to use xlCompare, you can run a 30-day free trial first. Including all the product features, it will help you decide which features are of the greatest value to you. Once the 30 day period is over, you will be asked to make your choice.
Are there any special requirements?
No, xlCompare is a completely independent software - it doesn't have any special requirements. You can install it on the any Windows PC. Just download, install and use.
Do you offer discounts for students?
We offer student and non-profit discounts. Just open a private discussion with us, verify your status and we will provide you with a 25% discount on the regular price. We may ask you to confirm your status with documentation, so please get ready to verify that.

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If you have any questions regarding xlCompare, please contact us and we will give you a prompt response.

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$149.99 $99.99
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$449.99 $299.99
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  • Compare and Merge VB Projects
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* Standard license is for personal use only. You can't use it for your business
* All pricing packages include FREE Technical Support and new features and hotfixes by request.
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Questions & Answers


Which payment methods are supported?
Orders are processed by our e-commerce partner, MyCommerce (Share*It) (part of the Digital River), through a secure SSL connection. It supports rich set of payment methods: All major Credit Cards, PayPal, Bank/Wire Transfer, ...
Is this a one-time payment?
Yes, there will be no future payments. xlCompare is sold as Permanent License, not like a subscription. You pay once and get a lifetime license.
Do you have volume discounts?
Yes. If you are ordering 3 and more licenses, please contact us for a Coupon Code. We'll provide you a discount.
Do you collect my Credit Card information?
No. Spreadsheet Tools and Share-It do not collect your Credit Card data.
Should I order a license for my new PC?
No. If you've got new PC - you can transfer your license to this new computer. You can do it yourself in your account in the Customer Area, or send us an e-mail and we'll do it for you.
How many activations do I have?
One xlCompare license allows you to use the software on one PC. If you plan to use xlCompare on more then 1 computer - you need a license for the every PC.
Is technical support included?
Yes. Free updates and unlimited technical support is included into your license. If you have any questions - contact us to get a prompt response.
Do you work with resellers?
Yes, sure. Please contact us for getting additional information.

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.