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V. Data Access Objects > 14. Programming DAO: Overview

Chapter 14. Programming DAO: Overview

We have seen that Access SQL provides a way to create and manipulate database objects, such as tables and queries, through its DDL and DML components. In addition, users can enter SQL statements directly into the Access SQL View window.

On the other hand, Microsoft Access allows us to program the Jet database engine directly, through its programming interface, which is known as Data Access Objects , or DAO. This gives the user far more control over a database.

DAO is a complicated structure, and I won’t discuss all of its aspects. Our focus in this book will be on gaining a general understanding of the following concepts and components:

  • The organization of DAO, which is at least partly object-oriented


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