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Chapter 20. Client/Server Techniques > Roles Access Plays in the Application De...

Roles Access Plays in the Application Design Model

Before you move on to learn more about client/server technology, take a look at the different roles Access can take in an application design. Several options are available, which are explored in this section.

The Front-End and Back-End

Earlier in this book, you learned about using Access as both the front-end and the back-end. The Access database is not acting as a true back-end because it is not doing any processing. Figure 20.3 shows the architecture in this scenario. The Access application resides on the workstation. Access uses the Microsoft Jet Engine to communicate with data stored in an Access MDB database file stored on the file server.


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