What protocol does the ADP use?
Posted on 2004-04-16
I've got an Access 2000 ADP file that connects up to SQL Server 2000. I have been asked by a client "What protocol does your software use?" I know that the network uses TCP/IP, but that's not exactly what they're asking. The client is asking if it's ODBC, OLE DB, or what? I'm not sure exactly what the difference is but I gather that TCP/IP, Named Pipes, etc. are the means of actually passing the data, but ODBC, OLE DB, etc. are the means of communicating with the database.
Is that right? If so, what do I tell the client? This is 500 points due to the urgency of the question.