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Chapter 2. A Strategy for Developing Acc... > Using Access as a Front-End

Using Access as a Front-End

If you're planning to use Access as a front-end to other databases, then you need to consider a few issues. In fact, the whole design methodology of your system will differ depending on whether you plan to store your data in an Access database or on a back-end database server.

In a system where your data is stored solely in Access tables, the Jet Engine part of Access supplies all data retrieval and management functions. The Jet Engine also handles security, data validation, and enforcing referential integrity.


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