Tables of data
The basic format for storing data in Excel is a table. In a table, data is entered in rows. Each row is known as a record.
Once a table has been created, Excel's data tools can be used to search, sort, and filter the records to find specific information.
Although there are a number of ways you can use these data tools in Excel, the easiest way of doing so is, to create what's known as a list from the data in a table.