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frontend / backend access question

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Hi,

Can you please tell me what the advantage is of using an access backend with
a VB frontend OVER access as a frontend and backend.

M
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"matt bourke" <bo*****@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
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Hi,

Can you please tell me what the advantage is of using an access backend with a VB frontend OVER access as a frontend and backend.

M


One major advantage is that there is no requirement to have Access installed
on the PC. If you need an application for a number of PC's which have no
requirement for Access apart from this one, and the number of PCs means that
purchasing Access is expensive, you could consider a front end designed with
VB. Creating an Access runtime installation with the Developer's Edition is
another possibility.

There are, however, a number of advantages of using an Access front end.
Because Access is designed specifically for database applications, it does
some things very well and very quickly - designing bound forms / subforms
and complex reports being two examples.

Fletcher
Nov 12 '05 #2

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