A Strategy to Developing Access Applications 683 functionality of a client/server application with ADP files. I cover the basics of ADP files Chapter 20. I cover the ins and outs of working with ADP files in Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development. In addition to the solutions just discussed, you can also download data to Access in bulk so that you can perform additional processing locally. Many possibilities exist, and each is appropriate in different situations. It takes experience and experimentation to determine the combination of methods that will optimize performance in a given situation. What Are the Considerations for Migrating to a Client/Server Environment? The preceding sections have given you an overview of the issues you need to consider when build- ing a client/server application or considering moving to a client/server environment in the future. Chapter 20 provides more detailed information. If you're using Access as a front end, make sure that, as you read through this book, particularly the more advanced chapters, you take special note of any cautions about developing client/server applications. If you want in-depth coverage of client/ server development techniques, refer to Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Devel- opment. Practical Examples: Applying the Strategy to the Computer Consulting Firm Application The time and billing application for the computer consulting firm introduced in Chapter 1, "Access as a Development Tool," could be composed of two databases: one containing the majority of the tables, and the other with the remainder of the database objects, including static and temporary tables. To design the application properly and to make the transition to client/server as smooth as possible, you would develop the application with the idea that you might eventually move the data