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Chapter 3. MAKING THE CHOICE: MDB OR ADP, DAO OR ADO

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Prior to Access 2000, when you created an application, you had to plan whether you wanted to use a Jet (the database engine Access uses natively) or a client/server back end. Depending on which type of back end was chosen, you would use various methods to create the application.

Although this is still the case, as of Access 2000 you now have more choices to make when starting on a project. Now, in addition the back end choice, you must decide what type of database container to use: the traditional MDB or ADP.

The other choice to make is the method of accessing the data ...

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