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RefTreeAnalyser: The ultimate Excel Formula Auditing tool

For Microsoft Excel

Excel formula auditing taken to the next level!



A single user license for RefTreeAnalyser costs € 30 (excluding local VAT).

A license includes:

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Number of licenses Price per licence
1-10 € 30.00
11-50 € 23.00

Contact me if you'd like to order more than 50 licenses

Free Download

Use the links below to download the tool.

The tool will work without a license code but with (only slightly) limited functionality. After purchasing a license, you can simply enter the license code into the tool's settings dialog. The limitations will be removed instantly.

Current Excel versions (Excel 2007 and up)

Download RefTreeAnalyser for Excel 2007 to 2016 (Free demo!!!) V2.0 (Build 125, Updated Apr 9, 2018, downloaded: 11,605 times)

Excel 2003

Please note that the 2003 version will no longer be updated!

Download RefTreeAnalyser for Excel 2003 (Free demo!!!) V2.0 (Build 082, Updated Dec 15, 2015, downloaded: 1,534 times)

Blocked files problem

Recently (I write this in August 2016), Microsoft has "enhanced" security and is now blocking any files that are downloaded from the internet. This means that any add-in you try to open after downloading will simply not open in Excel (without display of a warning message!). To resolve this, follow these steps:

1. Copy the add-in from the zip file to any folder

2. Right-click the xla(m) file and choose properties:

Select file properties

3. Click the Unblock button:

Click Unblock

Money back guarantee

If you are in any way dissatisfied with RefTreeAnalyser, contact me within 30 days after your purchase and I'll issue a refund.

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What is RefTreeAnalyser?

Ever had to work out the logic of other people's Excel files? Ever had to untie the spaghetti-knots of a large Excel workbook's formulas? Then you know what a nightmare this can be!

Now there is the RefTreeAnalyser, the must-have expansion of your Formula tab of the Ribbon!

Screenshot of RefTreeAnalyser Visualize option of RefTreeAnalyser

With this tool, finding out how a cell in a workbook derives its results and what other cells depend on the cell is a breeze. RefTreeAnalyser makes tracing precedents and dependents a lot easier than Excel's built-in tools. Read more about RefTreeAnalyser.

Supported Excel versions

RefTreeAnalyser is designed to work with Excel 2000 and up, including all 64 bit Excel versions.

More information

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Showing last 8 comments of 173 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/16/2018 5:52:30 PM)

Hi Ruben,

I get it. The short-cut key for the close button is alt+l (small L)


Comment by: Ruben (1/16/2018 7:17:07 PM)

Thx! Appreciate it!


Comment by: Pierre Maitre (2/4/2018 3:50:14 AM)


I just purchased and installed your addin. The reason for buying your software is that I have created some circular in my spreadsheet and I cannot find them.

I am using Excel 2016.

How does your addin work with circular reference? do you scan the spreadsheet? do you capture the excel error message ?

Right now, nothing happens. I am getting the Excel circular message just as I did before.

Please, help. I am not an excel expert.

Thanks, Pierre


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (2/4/2018 12:12:27 PM)

Hi Pierre,

In the ribbon tab called RefTreeAnalyser there is a dedicated button to search for the circular chains of cells. The next screen you get is there to explain that RTA will make tempoary changestonyour file, so it gives you an opportunity to choose whether it should save a backup copy first. RTA then lists all chains it finds so you can decide what to do with them.
If you need help, send me an email (address at bottom of this page).


Comment by: Dave (3/2/2018 9:26:25 PM)

Hi Jan, Long time user, just found what might be a bug or a miss on the precedents trace.
Version 2.0 Build 124 Registered user

Sample formula : =CCA!J314+SUM(CapEx!$J$702:CapEx!J702)
Formula is on my "Taxes" sheet.
Precedent reported for CCA cell but not for the sum range on CapEx sheet.

Excel's formula precedent will report this as 3 precedents and RTA reports 1 precedent. Is this a limitation of your ability in RTA to trace or is there a fixable bug ?


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3/5/2018 10:18:03 AM)

Hi Dave,

That is indeed a bug, but your syntax is rather unusual. If you change the formula to this RTA will pick it up as expected:


Comment by: Kirran Sky (3/9/2018 3:24:34 PM)

Hi Jan,

Any chance you can update to pick up structured references?

e.g. =Table_Name[[#Totals],[Jan-18]] throws out an error.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (3/9/2018 3:57:52 PM)

Hi Kirran,

It should do so, yours appears an exception :-(


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