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not csv format files, but .xls or .xlsx format excel files, is there any free software for mac, that can import data into mysql?

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Save it as .csv and then use the mySQL CLI [or other client-side utility] to issue a LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE statement.

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Agree 1000% using 3rd party software for this type of activity is bound to complicate things more than it needs to. –  Pynner Nov 17 '12 at 1:46
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I haven't tried any of the followings. But just sharing with the hope that this may help you...

http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/2011/02/27/excel-2011-query-mysql/ http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/microsoft-excel/excel-2011-mysql-config/

Source: http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?171,561930,561930

FYI, MySQL officially introduced a tool namely MySQL for Excel (for Windows) to work with Excel.

MySQL for Excel allows you to work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft Excel. MySQL data can be imported into Excel, Excel data can be exported into MySQL as a new table or appended to a current table, and MySQL for Excel allows you to edit the MySQL data directly from within Excel.

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