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There are several ways to convert spreadsheet data into a database format. Some of the most common methods include:

  1. Importing/spreadsheet directly into a database system: Most modern database systems (e.g., MS Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL) have an option for importing data from external sources like spreadsheets or CSV files.

To import your file: a) Save your Excel file as a CSV (.csv extension). b) Launch your preferred database management application. c) Use its respective import feature to browse and load the .csv file. d) You might need mapping fields/columns of imported data so that they match with the fields defined in the new table (or create necessary tables/fields).

  1. Using online tools: There are some online websites/tools which allow you to convert a spreadsheet file into SQL (Structured Query Language) insert statements by uploading your spreadsheet; e.g., Sqlizer.io can cater you for this requirement.

  2. Using programming languages: If you’re familiar with Python or Java, there’s plenty of libraries available that will read an excel/csv document and allows iterating over it conveniently then could be used further to add each row/record in actual databases using their supported connectors/packages.

  3. Installing Add-ons & Integrations: Some robust BI tools offer integration possibility with specified source/target types & applications out-of-the-box features, such as Apache Nifi is able to ingest multiple sorts of inputs/formats and outputs.

  4. Manual Entry/Copy-Paste options don’t sound feasible even if less record counts exist but certainly can’t ignore them too!

Depending on complex manipulations required on dataset transformation/conversions,a decision should be made for choosing either any convenient method above mentioned based on processing availability/suitability/ad-hoc solutions