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hoernchen
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Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 22nd, 2018, 9:51 am

I'm the author of a free, open-source Git extension (https://github.com/ZoomerAnalytics/git-xltrail) that makes Git understand Excel workbook files so that they play nicely with git-diff and git-merge.

How much interest do you think is there in the quant-finance community for this? Do you version-control Excel workbooks at all (with Git or any other VCS)?
 
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 22nd, 2018, 2:23 pm

Does the product have a feature list (i.e. functionality)? mission statement, white paper, whatever.
 
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 22nd, 2018, 2:51 pm

Here's a list of "features": https://www.xltrail.com/client

Having said that, it is just a Git extension; so there are no other features than the built-in Git features. It just makes work xls* files work with Git.
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 22nd, 2018, 4:01 pm

Here's a list of "features": https://xltrail.com/client
Is the link broke?
 
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 22nd, 2018, 4:05 pm

sorry, forgot the www, it's fixed now: https://www.xltrail.com/client
 
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

June 23rd, 2018, 8:24 pm

Thanks.
 
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Re: Version-controlling Excel workbooks with Git?

October 16th, 2018, 12:24 pm

It is not really open source though - the dll file xltrail-core.dll does not have source code in the repo.
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