Importing with a specification
An import specification defines how Analyst's Notebook interprets data imported from other file formats and converts the data into entities and links for analysis on the chart surface.
An import specification controls how your data is imported and displayed. You can work with import specifications in three distinct ways, depending on what is appropriate for your data. You can run your import with an existing specification, edit an existing specification, or create a new specification.
When you choose your data source, which can be a text file, data on your clipboard, or a spreadsheet, Analyst's Notebook inspects the data and lists any import specifications that are compatible. You do not have to use a suggested specification and can create a new specification for any of these data sources.