The data may already exist in Excel format, in which
case you’re done. If not, it may be in a "comma delimited" format
that will load into Microsoft Excel or Access as well as many other spreadsheet
or database programs.
- Many of the available files contain a significant quantity
of data records.
- A spreadsheet program, such as an older, pre-MS Office 2007
Excel, may not allow all of the data in a file to be loaded because of a limit
on the number of available rows.
- For this reason, it is advised that a database application,
such as MS Office Access, be utilized to load and work with the data