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DataFerrett is a unique data analysis and extraction tool-with recoding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements. (FERRETT stands for Federated Electronic Research, Review, Extraction, and Tabulation Tool.) Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

DataFerrett helps you locate and retrieve the data you need regardless of where the data resides. You can develop and customize tables and select the results to create a graph or map for a visual depiction of your data. You can also save your data in the databasket and save the table you have created for reuse.


Development of DataFerrett requires continuous user input. Feedback regarding DataFerrett's usability and functionality will help make this tool more useful. Share your ideas and comments by calling the DataFerrett Help Desk (toll free) at 1-866-437-0171 or emailing the DataFerrett team at

If you are writing regarding troubleshooting in DataFerrett, please be sure to save your DataBasket and your Tabulation(s) (.fsf or .ftf files) and include these files as attachments to your email. If you created extractions, please copy your extraction links into your email. These files are helpful in resolving any questions or problems you may have.

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Contact the DataFerrett HelpDesk (at, or call 1-866-437-0171. You can also refer to the DataFerrett users' guide, tutorials and several examples listed on the right menu bar.

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Last update: 1/28/11

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