IntroductionContact UsCopyrightOn-line Help LibraryWhich file formats are supportedComparison StrategyxlCompare CommandsFile | OpenFile | Recent ComparisonsCompare | BooksCompare | SheetsCompare | ModulesCompare | OptionsView | LayoutView | Ignore FormattingTools | RecalculatexlCompare ActivationHow to activate xlCompare on the another PC?How to restore xlCompare on my PC?License detailsHow to remove trial limits?General Questions Extended View modeDisplay differences in Extended ViewFilter differencesMerge data from two worksheetsUpdate records on the worksheetDuplicate RemoverGet duplicates between 2 listsExtract Unique RecordsCommand Line modeSave changes in the workbookSave comparison report on diskWorking with TXT and CSV filesFilter data you want to compareIgnore error valuesTrace Formula CalculationsMinimize Difference BrowserSynchronize rows and columnsMark differences (changed cells) with colorDatabase ComparisonCompare worksheets As DatabaseManage Primary KeysHide Equal ModulesFilter cells on the worksheetJoin 2 lists in ExcelFind duplicates in ExcelRemove duplicates in ExcelRemove empty rows on the worksheetBulk Merge operationsBulk Undo operationHighlight only results you needVersion ControlUse xlCompare with SVN to resolve conflictsCompare Visual Basic ProjectsCompare controls on the VB FormsMerge controls on the formsMerge contents of the VBA ModulesI've found a problemSending bugreports to Spreadsheet Tools
Compare | Options | Strict (Smart) menu commands
This is important group of commands which affects the comparison results.
xlCompare has 2 comparison strategies:
- Strict: xlCompare thinks that if cells has different values or different formulas or different styles - they are different. So, if finds all possible differences in the worksheets.
- Smart: If cells has equal formuals, they are considered as "equal", even if they have different values. If cells doesn't have formulas, xlCompare uses values for comparison.
Smart option allows you to find different input values in your worksheets. It shows source of the differences, rejecting mismatched cells based on the different inputs.