When sharing a data set, use your post to provide sufficient background information about the data’s format and what it illustrates. Choose a file format that is accessible to most users — .xls, .xlsx, .doc, and .docx are good choices. Be sure to provide sufficient information so that those using your data know how it is organized. A typical entry might look like this for an Excel spreadsheet:
File: Name (with the name linked to the URL where the file is stored; more below)
Tab 1: description of data
Tab 2: description of data
There are three options for linking to your data set. One option is to insert the file using the “Add Media” icon, which uploads the file to the server and creates a URL link to the file. A second option is to store the file on your web site and link to it using the “Insert/Edit Link” icon to create a URL link to the file. Finally, a third option is to store the file in a publicly accessible folder in a cloud app such as Dropbox and link to it using the “Insert/Edit Link” icon to create a URL link to the file.
Finally, assign one or more categories to your post as these provide other users with an easy way to search the forum for content that is of interest.