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Alison Balter's Mastering Access 97 Development, Second Edition by Alison Balter

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Access Development

What Types of Applications Can You Develop in Access?

I often find myself explaining exactly what types of applications can be built with Microsoft Access. Access offers a variety of features for different database needs. It can be used to develop five general types of applications:

  • Personal applications

  • Applications used to run a small business

  • Departmental applications

  • Corporation-wide applications

  • As a front-end for enterprise-wide client/server applications

Access as a Development Platform ...

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