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Best method to compare large data sets without opening excel

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Best method to compare large data sets without opening excel



My team wants to avoid use of excel in our BDD script tests and opening the excel was causing lot of issues.


Is there any alternative method that would be helpful to compare the different data sets without having to open any text or excel file manually?


Thank you.

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Working with text files is less complicated than working with Excel. That's the way I would write it.



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If you have an Excel file named Book1.xlsx, rename the file to If you then open the zip file, there will be several files which makes up the Excel document. These files you can compare without the need of Excel




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