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advantages of SQL over Access

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I'm looking for advantages that SQL Server has over MS Access. Mainly, what are the reasons that an SQL server is a better way to store and run databases from, rather than MS Access. Also, if you know of a detailed web site that contains this information please let me know. Thanks a lot.
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The reason for the increase is not just the fact the server is doing the selecion. If Access is to do the selection all records from the tables involved in a query has to be sent to the local computer. Example: Select one user from a user table with 10000 records. SQL Server sends one record over the LAN/WAN. Using the MDB variant, the computer will retrieve all 10000 records from the MDB file and the process it locally. So in addition to the spead increase from the more powerfull processor on the server you also get enormous savings in network traffic with corresponding increase in spead.
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