Excel files comparison hurdles.

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narendrac
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Excel files comparison hurdles.

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Hi Team,

I want compare two excel files like .xlsx extension. in this files are compared.but it displayed with out any space. due to this it is difficult to compare this.Already excel,Sort plugins are used. is any other option for this issue.

Please provide the solution for this.

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Narendra Reddy.
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The plug-in simply converts XLSX files to CSV files, that are then fed into the diff engine. A typical CSV file (e.g. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values) does not surround commas with spaces.
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Using the amb_xdocdiffplugin I can compare and merge changes in 2 Excel files but can not save changes back in xlxs format. I get the following error:
Plugin amb_xdocdiffPlugin.dll cannot pack your changes to the right file in C:test.xlsx
The original file will not be changed.

Is saving back to an Excel file not supported?

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Conversion to text is one-way operation, and you cannot save text back to Excel. I'm referring here to ExamDiff Pro, and it looks like you are talking about a different diff tool.
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Re: Excel files comparison hurdles.

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Apart from the issues raised here by the OP (which I suspect can only readily be fixed by writing a reformatter for the CSV files before they are compared), it looks to me as if the XLS->CSV conversion might be in error - though that might depend on whether the EDP viewer is showing the literal contents of the CSV files or an interpreted content?

If you look at eg line 18 in the files, it seems to contain as its second field, a string that contains a double quote - and I was under the impressions that embedded double-quotes were meant to be escaped.

I'm not sure that this much affects the compare issue, though.

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