Sometimes it’s easier to work with your SharePoint list data in Excel or Access. Click on the list name from either the Quick Launch or from the All Site Content page. Select the List tab on the ribbon (SharePoint 2010). Toward the right, in the Connect & Export group, you’ll see an Export to Excel and an Open with Access. Export to Excel will let you use Excel’s robust tool set to pivot, chart, filter and otherwise analyze your list. Open with Access will let you run reports and create forms to enter and search information.