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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Shared File–Based Databases

Databases such as Microsoft Access and FileMaker are shared file–based databases. They store their data in data files that are shared by multiple users. These data files usually are stored on network drives so they are easily accessible to all users who need them, as shown in Figure 5.7.

Figure 5.7. The data files in a shared file–based database are accessed by all users directly.

When you access data from a Microsoft Access table, for example, that data file is opened on your computer. Any data you read is also read by Microsoft Access running on your computer. Likewise, any data changes are made locally by the ...

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