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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 122, Updated Nov 23, 2017, downloaded: 10,825 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: 1,240 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 162 in total (Show All Comments):


Comment by: Alessio (8/31/2017 1:23:25 PM)

I know that sound cheeky but if you can send me an e-mail with a temporary licence, I can see if there are any bugs in the locked-up icons.

This is a very good VBA app.


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (8/31/2017 2:30:30 PM)

Hi Alessio,

Erm, not sure what you mean by locked up icons?


Comment by: Kirran (9/19/2017 12:43:19 PM)

Hi Jan,

It would be great if you could include an option in settings not to unhide all hidden sheets. Sometimes the addin doesn't re-hide them and it's a bit of a pain when you know they aren't going to be used in the ref tree.

Many thanks,



Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (9/20/2017 4:33:27 PM)

Hi Kirran,

Good suggestion!


Comment by: Marvin Rivas (12/15/2017 8:15:04 PM)

I recently upgraded to using excel 2016 and now that I try to relaunch the reftreelauncher it does not install. Can you help as how I can fix this problem?

Thank you,


Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (12/18/2017 10:01:04 AM)

Hi Marvin,

It seems some recent updates are preventing RTA from working. I am looking at how I can resolve these issues.


Comment by: Lois (1/15/2018 3:34:26 AM)


Can I ask what's an alternative for Spreadsheet Studio for excel?



Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (1/15/2018 7:58:18 AM)

Hi Lois,

Spreadsheet studio is a great tool and in some ways competes with my RefTreeAnalyser. Some RTA benefits:

- Easier navigation of formula dependents and precedents
- Visualisation of dependents
- Only tool available which is capable of showing al circular references in a file
- The only tool that also includes object references such as pivot table sources, chart source data, conditional formatting, data validation, form controls, etcetera.


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