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Comparing DAO and ADO

Although both DAO and ADO were discussed in the previous chapter, this chapter will take you into the particulars of programming using the two models. Along the way, you will acquire some additional tools, tips, and techniques. We are building on the foundation began in Chapter 7, “Exploring Objects,” which is working with objects. Because there are many alternatives available to you, an examination of the various performance issues would be in order.

Considering the fact that computers are getting bigger and faster with each passing day, some might be tempted to assume that issues such as disk space and speed are no longer a concern. However, even with larger and faster systems, working with the larger recordsets require the best software performance possible. Saving a few seconds might not seem to be a major advantage. But those few seconds add up over the long haul while larger databases increase the need for faster searches and more efficient queries.


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