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LOOKING AT MULTIUSER TERMINOLOGY

Even before you get an overview of the way Access handles multiuser issues, it's good to get an idea of the terminology used when talking about the subject. The following list shows commonly used words in connection to networking and Access:

  • Front end, back end. To achieve optimal performance on a network, the recommended method is to split the application from the shared data. This means creating two databases. One is used locally on the workstation, called the front end. The other contains the shared data out on the network, called the back end. Splitting a database is discussed in detail later in the section “One or Two Database Containers: Knowing Where to Put the Pieces.”

  • Client/server. Native Access uses ...

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