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Chapter 20. Exploring Access Data Projec... > Getting Acquainted with Access Data ...

Getting Acquainted with Access Data Projects

Microsoft designed ADP 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. Technically, ADP aren’t limited to use with SQL Server. As mentioned earlier, it’s possible to link other RDBMS servers to SQL Server 2000. This chapter’s content is limited to creating ADP that connect to MSDE and other SQL Server 2000 editions. The following two sections are of interest primarily to readers who are upgrading from Access 97 or 2000 to Access 2003. Access 2003 makes no significant changes to Access 2002 ADP.

Access 2000 Features Added for SQL Server 7.0 Conformance

Previous releases of Access required modifications to assure compatibility with the then-current version of SQL Server. Providing an upgrade path to ADP required Access 2000 to add the following features to support SQL Server 7.0:


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