This is for anyone who's familiar with SQL.

I just recently, on the advice of wannabe-researchers, downloaded MySQL to do extensive querying and data analysis. As an Excel buff, I was told that working with large data and complex formulas was 10 times easier if I'd made the switch.

So far, that seems to be very true.

My question now: I've only been working with SQL files. This may seem like a stupid question, but how are csv or excel files converted into SQL so I can use the data tables?

After very rudimentary testing, I believe I'm convinced that I'm going to make the transition to SQL when working with large data sets. I'm amazed at the ease in which I can manipulate and analyze the information. But I need to know how to easily convert these tables so I can use more often.

Any help would be appreciated!