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when we are developing software in visual basic is it good to develope the database files using access or random file handdling  ?
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Depends entirely upon the nature of your data and your application.

For large amounts of structured data use a proper DB system like Access/SQL Server/Oracle.

If you dont have that much data you can use random file access - it doesnt have the overhead of the very large DLLs that database access require.
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It is best to use a database to store large amounts of data. This will allow the system to query the records faster that using a file system. It also allows for indexes and data validation that ould otherwise have to be done on the client side.

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