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Chapter 25. Creating Access Data Projects > Getting Acquainted with ADP

Getting Acquainted with ADP

Microsoft designed Access Data Projects as the entry point for building Access front-ends for client/server database back-ends. ADP also offer the opportunity for Access users and first-time developers to gain insight into the benefits and drawbacks of client/server computing. ADP aren't limited to use with MSDE or SQL Server; it's possible (but not easy) to use native OLE DB providers for mainstream client/server RDBMSs or, if your RDBMS doesn't yet have an OLE DB provider, an ODBC driver supplied by the database vendor. This chapter's content is limited to creating ADP that connect to MSDE.

Accommodating MSDE and SQL Server 7.0 Features

Each release of Access has demonstrated increasing compatibility with the then-current version of SQL Server. Following are some of the new Access 2000 features intended to increase conformance with new features of SQL Server 7.0:


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