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Import Big Data with CSV Files

Comma Separated Values (CSV) files are commonly used for transferring data between databases and applications in a simple text-based format. Each line in a Text CSV file represents a record in the database, or a row in a spreadsheet. Each field in a database record or cell in a spreadsheet row is usually separated by a comma. However, you can use other characters to delimit a field, such as a tabulator character. If the field or cell contains a comma, the field or cell must be enclosed by single quotes (') or double quotes ("). CSV files can be used with spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheets, or Open Office Calc.

To Import location information it is necessary to include address fields, e.g., street address, city, state, and/or zip. All address fields are not necessary but more accurate results will be achieved by providing as much location information as possible. Latitude and longitude data needs to be imported as decimal degrees.