I am new to programming and I'm starting to put together programs. I however lack the experience to know where to use an XML file for certian types of storage or and SQL database setup (or even an Access database file for that matter). Is there a tutorial or general guidelines as to how much data can and should be stored in each of these data storage files? I am clear one thing though, the SQL database file can and does hold a ton of data. How about the other formats?
Any guidance would be very much appreciated.