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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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What Happened to Project Files (ADP)?

Access 2000 introduced an advanced facility that allows you to create a project file (with an .adp extension) that contains only your forms, reports, macros, and modules. When you create a new project file, you can specify an SQL Server database to support the project. SQL Server stores the tables and queries you use in the application that you design in the project. You can connect your project file to a database in SQL Server version 7.0 or later, on a server or on your desktop. You can download a special edition of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server Express Edition, which you can install to run on your desktop computer from the following location on Microsoft’s website: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express.aspx ...

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