I have been given a bunch of .sql files. They are basically text files that contain data that was "dumped" from a MySQL database. I know this because the beginning of the files contains the following:
-- phpMyAdmin SQL Dump
-- version 2.9.0
I need some hand-holding here. I think that my ideal result will be to somehow get this data in an Access database and from there be able to pick and choose what to export - probably to an Excel spreadsheet. I do not have access to the original databases. I have only the .sql files and MS access to work with. I do not have any database experience, so please keep it simple. I will be happy to use whatever other software products are needed, as long as they are "free"and hopefully have a "GUI" and not a lot of command line action.