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Access needs to be installed for me to use MS Access

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Hi,

Is it required for MS Access to be installed on machines on which I
need to deploy windows app which uses MS Access as its backend. If no
then how do I access and wrie to access database?

Thanks,
Vikas.

Dec 15 '06 #1
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Hi,

Is it required for MS Access to be installed on machines on which I
need to deploy windows app which uses MS Access as its backend. If no
then how do I access and wrie to access database?
If Access, or the Access runtime (from the developer extensions) is not on
the user's machine, then the front-end can be written in a language that
supports either DAO or ADO, both of which are available in libraries that
are compatible with classic VB (through V6), C++, C#, or VB.NET. There are
ther programming languages that can use Windows DLLs, too.

Just for the record, though even Microsoft makes the same slip, what you
have is _not_ an Access backend, but a Jet database engine backend. DAO
support for Jet is available in the "MDAC 5.0" and earlier, and ADO support
is available in that, and later versions of MDAC (Microsoft Data Access
Components).

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Dec 15 '06 #2

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