xlCompare - Diff and Merge Tool for Excel Workbooks

Use xlCompare to compare and merge Excel worksheets and Visual Basic Forms and Modules.

xlCompare will boost your productivity to the highest level.

Stop spending your time for a routine jobs and put your focus to the primary tasks.

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.
Comprehensive Report

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

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

Combine several excel worksheets into one in single click. Select worksheets to be combined.
Excel Diff Viewer

Integrate xlCompare as diff-viewer application into your SVN\GIT environment.
Compare VBA Projects

Compare and merge Visual Basic Code and Form Controls. Merge Control Properties.

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.

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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

Why Use xlCompare?

Primary goal of xlCompare - comparison and merge operations. Find out what we can do for you.

Compare Database Tables
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.

Still looking for differences manually?

Boost your productivity with xlCompare!

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

Sales Statistics
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.

Detailed Diff Report and Merge Commands

xlCompare detects every modification on the worksheet - changed cell value or formula, inserted row or column. All modifications are reported it in the color coded form on the worksheet.

Detailed Information
Tooltip window on the changed cell shows detailed information about modification.
Extended View
Display original and modified value (or difference) in the same cell.
Merge Icons
Select range of cells you need and merge it into other worksheet in a single click.
Worksheet

Comprehensive Comparison Summary

Review all differences in one place - Difference Explorer window. Do not review all sheets, searching for changes - just go to this window to browse list of modifications.

Difference Explorer
Complete list of Differences
Difference Explorer gives you native and easy way to browse all differences found between workbooks.
Filter Changed Cells
Keep on screen only records you need - unique, changed or equal.
Merge and Bulk Merge
Merge cells one-by-one or merge all changes in one click.

Combine Several Worksheets into One

If you've got data in a form of several Excel worksheets, which should be combined into single sheet - xlCompare will do this work in a seconds and few clicks only. Let it work for you!

Merge Worksheets
Merge Tables
Merge cells between several worksheets in a single click.
Merge Selection
Merge cells in a manual mode - select what you want to copy to another worksheet.
Utilities for Data Processing
Convert Text To Numbers, Trim Strings, etc. xlCompare has a number of useful commands you can use before merging Excel tables.

Compare and Update Tables

Process large Excel tables within a seconds with a maximum accuracy. Excel Compare has database comparison algorithms, which performs this task quickly and efficiently.

Compare Database Tables
Inserted Rows\Columns
xlCompare detects new records and highlights them with color. Just look into color marks on the scroll bars to locate new data in your table.
Check for Duplicates
Keep your database up to date. Find and remove duplicates and redundant records.
Compare "Mixed" Data
Rich set of options gives you a way to significantly reduce comparison noise. Compare strings with numbers, ignore characters, apply comparison accuracy and more ...

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!

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

Resolve conflicts between changes

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.
Aligned Rows
Inserted\Deleted rows are virtually inserted into same place in the corresponding workbook. This gives native look for the modified worksheets.
Detailed Report
Put cursor over the colored cell to get detailed report about the changes made.

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.

How xlCompare works

Visit this page to find detailed explanation of using xlCompare on the real examples. See how we solve various tasks with xlCompare.

How it Works

Download xlCompare

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

Current Version: 9.3.11

Build Date: 4/27/2021


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.

Need Our Help?

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

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.