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Access™ 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference by Armen Stein, Geoffrey Griffith, Rob Cooper, Teresa Hennig

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3.13. What's Gone or Deprecated

Hey, this chapter is about new features, so why are we talking about things that are removed? Well, if you're a developer, you probably want to know up front that you aren't going to find certain things in the new Access. And that would be particularly important if one of your solutions relied on affected functionality.

There comes a time when some things are no longer need. It could be because they have been replaced by something so much better, because other influences have added risks, or because they have slowly become obsolete. Those are the main reasons why some features are not supported by Access 2007. For the most part, there are new and better options. The following sections explain the more common Access features that have been removed or replaced with an alternative.

3.13.1. Data Access Pages

Data Access Pages (DAPs) were primarily used to work with an Access database over the Internet. DAP was essentially a Web form that allowed users to view, enter, edit, and delete data. However, DAPs didn't offer the features and flexibility that users needed; they were based on Active X technology, and they suffered from various security issues. Although you cannot open or work with DAPs in Access 2007, you can open them with Internet Explorer.

Office and Access 2007 offer a variety of solutions that provide the security and flexibility that users expect. Integration with InfoPath, SharePoint, and SQL Server are great examples. There is also new ...

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