Sift out the bad records from the good: Have data where the number of fields just don't line up? The sifter will separate out the bad stuff for you to straighten out. Fix them up: Take those bad records the sifter found and salvage them. The utilities section has specialized tools to move/replace data from one field to another, add/delete fields, and rearrange field order. Query everything: Merge those corrected bad records back into the good using the sifter again. Then use the point-and-click query to pull records that meet your criteria - as simple or as complex as you want. Get totals/averages on any numeric field in your data subtotals too.